Asrat and Helawi Engineering Partnership
Manufacturing clean cook stoves for household and commercial use.
Asrat & Helawi Engineering Partnership manufactures cook stoves fuelled by wood, electricity, biogas and ethanol for mass production. Demand for electric and wood models currently exceeds production rates; due to these stoves, consumers are reducing fuel costs by 50 to 70%.
The enterprise wants to supply more of its clean cook stoves in rural areas and to institutions where demand is highest. New machinery will help it diversify and develop markets for its ethanol cook stoves.
Providing clean cook stoves generates immediate social and environmental benefits, particularly for women and children. Introducing clean cook stoves reduces fuel costs and significantly reduces indoor air pollution, which kills over 72,000 Ethiopians each year. Therefore they are more likely to have improved levels of nutrition and health.
Asrat & Helawi Engineering Partnership is a company that manufactures and sells different types of clean cook stoves.
The Energy and Resource Institute (TERI) of India is providing training and technical support particularly regarding the manufacture of gasifier stoves for households.
Gaia Association is providing assistance and support with the launch of new technologies such as ethanol burners and their applications.
The Horn of Africa Regional Environment Centre and Network promotes energyefficient forced draft cook stoves. It is helping the enterprise identify and procure new machinery.
The 2014 SEED Awards in Ethiopia, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Tanzania and Uganda are largely supported by the European Union, which is made up of 28 Member States who have decided to gradually link together their know-how, resources and destinies.