In August, Partners for Innovation started a study on cooking fuels for the World Bank Group.
The study focuses on four countries: Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya and Madagascar. Objective of the study is to research, explore and validate scalable business models for alternative cooking fuels that can replace fuel wood and charcoal. Three types of cooking fuel are considered: briquettes, pellets and ethanol. The goal of the project is to provide the World Bank and its development partners with recommendations on how to support the governments of the four countries in promoting alternative cooking fuels.
The study titled ‘ a Global Survey of Scalable Business Models for Alternative Biomass Cooking fuels and their potential in Sub-Saharan Africa’ will take approximately six months.