Clean and affordable cooking for off-grid households
Ekasi Energy manufactures biomass pellets, a natural fuel from compressed wood waste. To make this clean alternative an attractive fuel for informal off-grid households, the FAABulous Cooking Stove was designed to eliminate household threats of smoke from burning paraffin or charcoal while reducing greenhouse gas emissions at the same time.
In addition, the FAABulous Clean Energy Appliances make use of the latest solar generation and battery storage technology to power low-voltage lighting, mobile devices and other household appliances.
Ekasi Energy, a private company, produces the cook stoves and sources the pellets.
DR TLUD (Top-Lit UpDraft-technology), a research institute specialised in clean cookstoves and cooking fuels, assists Ekasi with research and development.
iShack, a producer of solar solutions, will test the cook stoves as a complementary product to their solar solutions.
iKhayalami will assist Ekasi in finding the communities that need the clean solution most and in identifying the right resellers within the communities.
2017 SAG-SEED Awards is supported by the SWITCH-Africa Green project, which is implemented by UNEP with the assistance of the European Union.