Envirofit SmartGas


SmartGas featured in Stanford Social Innovation Review

Contrary to popular belief, liquified petroleum gas (LPG), despite being a fossil fuel, is a better environmental option than unsustainably sourced biomass fuel. LPG is a byproduct of the refinement of crude oil. It burns cleanly without soot, and emits 50 times fewer pollutants than biomass burning stoves.… read more


Looking Towards the Guatemala LPG Market

One of the main reason people cite as a barrier towards the transition of cleaner fuels is lack of access. But how is this true in a country like Guatemala where 70% of urban households cook with LPG. … read more


Envirofit International Newsletter – Fall 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


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


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