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Clean Cooking Forum 2022

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Esther Altorfer

Chief Strategy Officer, Sistema.bio

Esther is the Chief Strategy Officer at Sistema.bio. Since she joined Sistema.bio in 2014, she has been one of the key drivers of the growth and international expansion of the company from the Mexico headquarters as CFO, and later COO. She strengthened the in-house lending program, digitized operations, and successfully closed Sistema.bio’s first round of fundraising. She opened Sistema.bio’s new offices in Central America, East Africa and India between 2016 and 2018. She then led the East Africa team for 3 years as Managing Director for the region, based in Nairobi. Prior to Sistema.bio, she worked in impact investing in Germany, microfinance in Bolivia, and corporate investment banking in Mexico.

Day 0 October 10
Sessions by Esther Altorfer
Day 1 October 11
Sessions by Esther Altorfer
3:50 pm-4:50 pm
Breakout Room A

Biofuels: Bridging the Urban and Rural Fuel Divide

Biofuels as a clean cooking fuel class is emerging as a commercial solution in many regions. Cooking with biofuels has the promise of offering both health and climate benefits to consumers but so far has had limited traction in the market. Today however, several companies are finding innovative ways to bring these fuels closer to consumers and improve affordability. With the scale achieved by KOKO Networks in bioethanol-based cooking and several biogas players expanding globally, biofuels are fast becoming renewable options for clean cooking. Building a conducive policy environment, increasing available capital, and growing the number of participating companies is essential to scale further.

This session will discuss the progress, opportunities, and challenges in the sector from the perspective of industry players and stakeholders working across Africa and Asia. Speakers will highlight business and policy opportunities in the biofuels sector and share future opportunities for expansion.

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Speakers
Esther Altorfer Chief Strategy Officer, Sistema.bio
Alicia El Mamouni Executive Director, Pivot Clean Energy Co
Aukje de Jager Country Sector Leader Renewable Energy, Mali, SNV
Lovans Owusu-Takyi Director, Institute for Sustainable Energy and Environmental Solutions
Sagun Saxena Co-Founder & Chief Innovation Officer, KOKO Networks
Day 2 October 12
Sessions by Esther Altorfer
Day 3 October 13
Sessions by Esther Altorfer
Day 4 October 14
Sessions by Esther Altorfer
Sessions by Esther Altorfer
Sessions by Esther Altorfer
3:50 pm-4:50 pm
Breakout Room A

Biofuels: Bridging the Urban and Rural Fuel Divide

Biofuels as a clean cooking fuel class is emerging as a commercial solution in many regions. Cooking with biofuels has the promise of offering both health and climate benefits to consumers but so far has had limited traction in the market. Today however, several companies are finding innovative ways to bring these fuels closer to consumers and improve affordability. With the scale achieved by KOKO Networks in bioethanol-based cooking and several biogas players expanding globally, biofuels are fast becoming renewable options for clean cooking. Building a conducive policy environment, increasing available capital, and growing the number of participating companies is essential to scale further.

This session will discuss the progress, opportunities, and challenges in the sector from the perspective of industry players and stakeholders working across Africa and Asia. Speakers will highlight business and policy opportunities in the biofuels sector and share future opportunities for expansion.

Watch this session.

Speakers
Esther Altorfer Chief Strategy Officer, Sistema.bio
Alicia El Mamouni Executive Director, Pivot Clean Energy Co
Aukje de Jager Country Sector Leader Renewable Energy, Mali, SNV
Lovans Owusu-Takyi Director, Institute for Sustainable Energy and Environmental Solutions
Sagun Saxena Co-Founder & Chief Innovation Officer, KOKO Networks
Sessions by Esther Altorfer
Sessions by Esther Altorfer
Sessions by Esther Altorfer