Differ AS

Commercialising Clean Cookstoves and Sustaiable Biomass Fuel in Zambia

The project aimed to procure and distribute energy efficient cookstoves, as well as produce and sell renewable biomass fuel (e.g. wood-chips and pellets). The target was to sell 30,000 stoves and 8,000 tonnes (cumulative) of biomass in two years. The business was expected to be self-sustaining at these volumes, based on the repeat sales of biomass fuel to customers that would have bought stoves.


Outcome and Impact:

This project procured 7,811 cookstoves and distribruted 5,575 of those. The resulting potential emission reductions from 5,575 stoves distributed is 19,512 ERs/yr, and 33,022 ERs/yr for total procured stoves. The project directly employed 20 full time staff. Over 300 listed resellers were acquired and the project engaged with 67 rural farmers/community groups at the end of the project period.

Project Developer



Total Project Budget

EUR 724 541

EEP Africa Financing

EUR 271 639


Solid Biomass



Project Period

2014 - 2017