‘Planetpellet’ is addressing energy poverty at low income rural and peri-urban homes in South Africa and Zambia with clean burning, low-cost wood pellet for cooking. In this project it proposed to reduce greenhouse gas (GHGs) emissions while simultaneously providing low-cost, basic cooking and space heating energy to low income rural/peri-urban homes with a clean burning wood pellet stove. The main aim of the project was to develop a sustainable market for biomass/wood pellet in South Africa and Zambia, by generating a local, sustainable demand in rural and peri-urban areas. The project entailed the development of supply chain networks in both these regions, which would serve domestic stove users. Sustainable income would be generated through the sale of wood pellets, and the market creation will increase the demand for this pellet – supporting the local wood pellet industry.