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Ute Collier

Deputy Director, Knowledge, Policy and Finance Centre, International Renewable Energy Agency

Ute Collier is Deputy Director of the Knowledge, Policy and Finance Centre at the International Renewable Agency (IRENA) in Abu Dhabi. She is responsible for IRENA’s work on policy, markets and finance for the energy transition. This covers policies for scaling up end-use decarbonisation, green hydrogen, sustainable bioenergy, renewables in the power sector, as well as energy access. She also co-leads IRENA’s annual flagship publication, the World Energy Transitions Outlook. Prior to joining IRENA in May 2021, she was Head of Energy at Practical Action, leading the development organisation’s work on renewable energy solutions in energy access settings. Previously, she worked at the International Energy Agency and the UK’s Climate Change Committee, as well as a number of public sector and non-governmental organisations earlier in her career.

Day 0 October 10
Sessions by Ute Collier
Day 1 October 11
Sessions by Ute Collier
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 Ute Collier
Day 3 October 13
Sessions by Ute Collier
Day 4 October 14
Sessions by Ute Collier
Sessions by Ute Collier
Sessions by Ute Collier
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 Ute Collier
Sessions by Ute Collier
Sessions by Ute Collier