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Jean-Louis Racine

Chief Program Officer, Clean Cooking Alliance

Jean-Louis Racine is the Chief Program Officer at the Clean Cooking Alliance (CCA). He manages the Market Strengthening team as well as the overall development, strategic planning, implementation, and management of CCA’s work in Haiti.

Prior to joining CCA, Jean-Louis worked at the World Bank where he led infoDev’s Climate Technology Program and was involved in the design and implementation of ecosystem-level initiatives to build new markets for climate change technologies. At the World Bank, Jean-Louis also worked with numerous governments to develop and deploy strategies, policies and programs to promote innovation and entrepreneurship. Jean-Louis has focused much of his career around organizational innovation and launched a corporate accelerator for World Bank and International Finance Corporations teams to develop novel support instruments for green innovation. Before joining the World Bank, Jean-Louis worked in a private consulting practice and startup foundry where he advised regional governments and businesses on innovation-based competitiveness strategies. His practical experience with technological innovation involves working on product design and engineering in sectors spanning rural micro-hydropower, hydraulic systems, medical devices and robotics in various countries. Jean-Louis holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering a from the University of California at Berkeley, and Master’s degrees in Technology Policy for Economic Development from Columbia University and in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University.

Day 0 October 10
Sessions by Jean-Louis Racine
Day 1 October 11
Sessions by Jean-Louis Racine
12:30 pm-1:30 pm
Breakout Room A

Biomass Cooking: Evolution and Scale on the Road to Universal Access

Biomass remains the mainstay of cooking for households and institutions across the developing world both in rural settings where consumers have few viable alternatives, and in urban settings where consumers stack multiple solutions in their day-to-day cooking mix. The challenge remains that much of the biomass cooking that occurs in developing regions is neither clean nor efficient. Alongside an industry of improved and clean cookstoves there is renewed focus on commercial biomass fuel distribution models and integrated ‘tool and fuel’ models that are attempting to bring more value to the consumer beyond the stove sale. How are businesses evolving in the biomass segment, attracting investment, and scaling solutions for clean biomass cooking and what is the role of clean biomass on the road to universal access?

This session will discuss the crucial place of biomass tools and fuel in the clean cooking sector and the evolving business models that are driving adoption of clean biomass solutions. Speakers from some of the leading organizations in the segment will unpack key issues such as: why the segment has historically not attracted large investment, the role of innovation in driving scale and impact, what is missing to reach scalable biomass fuel distribution models, and the opportunities and challenges of carbon finance in the ecosystem.

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Speakers
Tanuja Bhattacharjee Energy Specialist, The World Bank
Ute Collier Deputy Director, Knowledge, Policy and Finance Centre, International Renewable Energy Agency
Ethan Kay Managing Director, Emerging Markets, BioLite
Simba Mudimbu Senior Portfolio Manager, Venture Programs, Clean Cooking Alliance
Claudia Muench Co-Founder & CEO, BioMassters
Chris McKinney Chief Commercial Officer, BURN Manufacturing LLC USA
Jean-Louis Racine Chief Program Officer, Clean Cooking Alliance
Day 2 October 12
Sessions by Jean-Louis Racine
Day 3 October 13
Sessions by Jean-Louis Racine
Day 4 October 14
Sessions by Jean-Louis Racine
Sessions by Jean-Louis Racine
Sessions by Jean-Louis Racine
12:30 pm-1:30 pm
Breakout Room A

Biomass Cooking: Evolution and Scale on the Road to Universal Access

Biomass remains the mainstay of cooking for households and institutions across the developing world both in rural settings where consumers have few viable alternatives, and in urban settings where consumers stack multiple solutions in their day-to-day cooking mix. The challenge remains that much of the biomass cooking that occurs in developing regions is neither clean nor efficient. Alongside an industry of improved and clean cookstoves there is renewed focus on commercial biomass fuel distribution models and integrated ‘tool and fuel’ models that are attempting to bring more value to the consumer beyond the stove sale. How are businesses evolving in the biomass segment, attracting investment, and scaling solutions for clean biomass cooking and what is the role of clean biomass on the road to universal access?

This session will discuss the crucial place of biomass tools and fuel in the clean cooking sector and the evolving business models that are driving adoption of clean biomass solutions. Speakers from some of the leading organizations in the segment will unpack key issues such as: why the segment has historically not attracted large investment, the role of innovation in driving scale and impact, what is missing to reach scalable biomass fuel distribution models, and the opportunities and challenges of carbon finance in the ecosystem.

Watch this session.

Speakers
Tanuja Bhattacharjee Energy Specialist, The World Bank
Ute Collier Deputy Director, Knowledge, Policy and Finance Centre, International Renewable Energy Agency
Ethan Kay Managing Director, Emerging Markets, BioLite
Simba Mudimbu Senior Portfolio Manager, Venture Programs, Clean Cooking Alliance
Claudia Muench Co-Founder & CEO, BioMassters
Chris McKinney Chief Commercial Officer, BURN Manufacturing LLC USA
Jean-Louis Racine Chief Program Officer, Clean Cooking Alliance
Sessions by Jean-Louis Racine
Sessions by Jean-Louis Racine
Sessions by Jean-Louis Racine