The business of clean cooking is evolving into a viable, sustainable industry. To highlight some of the innovations, investments, and business models driving this change, the Clean Cooking Alliance (CCA) is interviewing leaders of companies working across the clean cooking sector.
Read more below, including insights from the leadership team of India’s largest clean cooking company, the creators of the first commercially scalable biodigestors in South East Asia, and the CEO who led Circle Gas to make the largest private equity deal in the clean cooking sector.
If you’d like to suggest an executive to be featured as part of this ongoing series, please contact CCA’s Communications team at email@example.com.
African Clean Energy: Transforming How Families Cook
African Clean Energy (ACE), a social enterprise that produces and distributes solar-biomass hybrid energy systems in developing countries, has sold over 60,000 cookstoves and employed nearly 250 people globally since launching in 2011. Recently, ACE became re-certified as a B Corporation (B Corp) for meeting the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance.Read more
Sistema.bio: A Global Leader in Biogas Technology
Since 2010, Sistema.bio has provided clean cooking technology, training, and financing to 30,000 smallholder farms across Latin America, India, and East Africa through partnerships, carbon offset programs and direct sales to farmers.Read more
HomeBiogas: The Circular Economy Meets Clean Cooking
HomeBiogas, an Israel-based biogas system developer, was recently listed on the Israeli stock exchange in an IPO valued at $94 million. CCA spoke with HomeBiogas CEO Oshik Efrati and Executive Chairman Boaz Schweiger.Read more
PayGo Energy: Striking Strategic Partnerships to Scale up Clean Cooking
PayGo is an early innovator in Pay-as-you-go smart meters for liquified petroleum gas. PayGo CEO, Nick Quintong, spoke with CCA about the future of the company and their contribution to scaling up clean cooking solutions.Read more
From Cookstove Designer to Leading African Manufacturing Company: An Interview with BURN Founder and CEO Peter Scott
A CCA Venture Catalyst portfolio company, BURN, a leading Kenya-based cookstove manufacturer, is raising US$7 million of debt and equity in a Series C round to scale-up its operations. Founder and CEO Peter Scott recently spoke with Peter George, Senior Director of Private Sector and Investment, about BURN’s exciting growth prospects.Read more
Bringing Innovation to Biogas: An Interview with Connected Energy Managing Director Vijay Bhopal
After recently closing their Seed B funding round and bringing their total funding to USD $1.25 million, CCA spoke with Connected Energy Managing Director Vijay Bhopal about the company’s growth prospects.Read more
ASAT/SSM: Turning Simple Stoves High-Tech
CCA spoke with the CEOs of Advanced Studies in Appropriate Technology Lab and the Zhejiang Huiwenmei Stove Company about their long partnership and the jointly-developed Jet-Flame, a new accessory that improves combustion in wood-burning stoves.Read more
Greenway Appliances: Scaling to New Markets
Co-founded by Neha Juneja (2019 Clean Cooking Alliance Woman Entrepreneur of the Year) and Ankit Mathur in 2011, Greenway Appliances has grown from a small start-up to India’s largest manufacturer of biomass cookstoves. CCA spoke with Juneja, Mathur, and recently named CEO Achal Mehra about the future of Greenway and the impacts of COVID-19 on their business.Read more
Circle Gas: Clean Cooking’s Largest Private Equity Deal to Date
In the second of a series of conversations with clean cooking industry leaders, CCA spoke with Volker Schultz, CEO of Circle Gas Limited, about the company’s recent acquisition of KopaTech’s smart meter technology that integrates pay-as-you-go options with LPG.Read more
ATEC Biodigesters: From Start-up to Scale
In the first of a series of conversations with clean cooking industry leaders, CCA spoke with Ben Jeffreys, CEO of ATEC Biodigesters International, an Australian firm that produces, sells, and distributes the first commercially scalable biodigester in Southeast Asia.Read more