Envirofit SmartGas


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


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


LPG – Is It Really Too Expensive for Low and Middle Income Countries?

Charcol and LPG are popular choices for cooking in Sub-Saharan Africa

Daina is a mother and a hairdresser in Accra, Ghana. After work, she returns home and sets her new Envirofit cookstove on a table by a window and lights some charcoal in it to make Banku for her daughter. Daina also owns a four-burner LPG stove. Once the charcoal in her Envirofit cookstove is warm,… read more


Press Release – Envirofit Announces Groundbreaking SmartGas™ Program Offering Pay-as-You-Cook LPG Service for Emerging Markets

Envirofit SmartGas™ Program Pay-as-You-Cook LPG Service for Emerging Markets

Envirofit International, the world’s leading producer of high-quality clean cookstoves, is launching a new SmartGas™ program to increase access to modern, clean burning LPG fuel in emerging markets. The goal of the SmartGas™ program is to enable households living in energy poverty access to LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) fuel by paying for it on a… read more