Emerging Cooking Solutions Zambia

TIER-4 CLEAN COOKING WITH PAYGO

This project will take clean cooking to scale in Zambia by switching 50,000 households from charcoal to waste biomass pellets. Clean cooking subscriptions for the domestically-produced pellets will be sold together with high-end, Tier-4 Mimi Moto cooking stoves. SupaMoto’s best-in class Z-stove will be offered as an alternative for lower-end customers. The stoves have an integrated, cloud-connected smart card, allowing subscriptions to be pay-as-you-go (PAYG) with mobile money. The company’s current pellet production factory will be upgraded substantially to meet increased demand. EEP Africa financing will derisk the project and prove the commercial model at scale.

 

Outcome and Impact

The project will provide peri-urban households with a high-performing and affordable alternative to charcoal. Production capacity of the biomass pellets will increase to 1,500 tonnes per month. Each stove that replaces charcoal with sustainably-produced biomass pellets mitigates 4 tonnes of CO2e per year, resulting in a total of more than 210,000 tonnes of CO2e emissions avoided annually. Customers with a 24-month subscription will save approximately EUR 50 per year and significantly improve household health. The project will also create over 600 new jobs.

 

Read the results of End-User Research on SupaMoto >>

 

Download Project Fact Sheet >>

Location

Zambia

Total Project Budget

EUR 6 087 920

EEP Africa Financing

EUR 1 000 000

Sector

Cookstoves

Type

Scale-up project, Stand-alone

Project Start

2019 -