01 Jun '12, 4am

Bringing the Biofuel Cooking Stove to Africa

Bringing the Biofuel Cooking Stove to Africa

This is the second installment of a two-part series on one company's effort to cut Africa's reliance on charcoal. Read part one here . Selling Africa on Clean Cooking Fuel Maputo is Mozambique's sprawling capital, much of which is barely paved. The vast majority of the city's 2 million residents cook with deadly charcoal—inhaling the smoke causes a host of respiratory woes; some are fatal—and they live on $1-2 a day. Because this practice is pervasive across the continent, there's a concerted international effort underway to introduce cleaner cookstoves across Africa.Most Maputo residents cook on cheap, poorly made charcoal stoves, and many do so indoors. If CleanStar wants to sell them cassava ethanol, they're going to need to sell a new kind of stove, too. So, CleanStar put together team of Mozambican marketing strategists and salesmen and developed a brand called Ndzilo...

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