Submitted by: Restio Energy
Implemented country: South Africa
Title: Efficient Biomass Stoves for South Africa
Restio Energy was contracted by GTZ to open up markets in rural South Africa for the StoveTec efficient rocket stoves, which save at least 50% woodfuel and emit between 60% - 70% less smoke and greenhouse gasses. In a context of 3 billion wood-users, climate change, 1.2 million indoor air-pollution related deaths and rampant deforestation, the stoves offer an efficient solution for those "at the bottom of the pyramid". Restio Energy is therefore importing & distributing stoves as well as setting up, training and supporting entrepreneurs in urban and rural settings, along with a number of training and micro-finance partners.