Envirofit International Newsletter – Spring 2018

The early results from our SmartGas™ pilot are in and the feedback from our customers so far has been amazing. Over the last 6 months we piloted the first few hundred SmartGas units in neighborhoods in Nairobi, Kenya and Accra, Ghana. During initial canvasing we spoke with current LPG users and dedicated charcoal users from… read more


A Clean Start – LPG Adoption in Suburban Kenya

Like many mothers in Kenya, Cecilia wakes up early to feed her children before school. It’s at the start of the day when her first decision regarding household energy must be made. Charcoal takes nearly 20 minutes just to heat up, unlike a gas flame which is available at the turn of a button. However,… read more


Envirofit International Newsletter – Winter 2017

2018 promises to be an exciting year for the cookstove industry. The needs of families living in emerging markets are changing, and we’re able to meet them with cooking solutions that match their habits and consumer patterns better than ever.… read more


Press Release – Governments and Corporations Offset 1 Million Carbon Credits with Envirofit Clean Cookstoves

Direct Sales Representative Beatrice Ayoro, speaks about the SuperSaver charcoal stove during a demonstration in Dandora, Kenya

Envirofit International has surpassed 1 million carbon credits sold. As the global leader in the design, manufacture, and sale of technologically advanced, biomass cookstoves, Envirofit uses the proceeds from the sale of carbon credits to provide a boost to small scale clean cookstove enterprises with training, marketing and sales support. This support helps increase energy… read more


Nanofinance – Bringing the Bank to the Kitchen

The scope of microfinance has changed and the majority of microlending banks now charge higher interest rates and promote larger loans. One reason for this is transaction costs, which can make issuing loans for less than $50 prohibitively expensive. … read more


Stove Stacking – Problem or Challenge?

Stove stacking by biomass fuel users is a common occurence

Household energy in Ghana, as in much of the world, lies at the intersection between tradition, affordability and convenience. Energy like charcoal is reliable, affordable and readily available, and so it becomes a tradition that households are built around. But traditions can be updated if people see the value of changing them.… read more


Communities of Change – The Deliciousness of a Community Cookout

Entrants cooked their best meal on the SuperSaver SPANDAN coosktove

Just as the monsoons started this year, the Envirofit India team watched in fascination as 50 women took their places at the ‘Maan Sugaran’ cooking competition in rural Maharashtra. Intended as a pilot, the competition was a way to bring users of our clean cookstove, the SuperSaver SPANDAN™, out into the open to show community… read more