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The State of Access to Modern Energy Cooking Services

How we guide progress toward achieving access to modern-energy cooking solutions for all is more critical than ever before. To date, measurements of access have focused primarily on fuel penetration, overlooking many of the contextual factors that shape users’ adoption of stoves and fuels. Over the past decade,much attention has focused on expanding access to …

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BIOETHANOL IN AFRICA: The Cae for Technology Transfer and South-South Cooperation

Sustainable biofuels have an important role to play in Africa’s development. When biofuels such as biodiesel and bioethanol are produced and used in a sustainable way, they provide massive economic and environmental benefits. These include, for example, job creation, modern energy access, reduced pollution and climate change mitigation. They also provide a buffer against vulnerability …

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Kenya Ethanol Cooking Fuel Masterplan

The Ethanol Cooking Fuel (ECF) Masterplan was commissioned by SouthSouthNorth (SSN) to support the establishment of an ECF industry in Kenya, with the objective of providing potential investors, policymakers, and researchers with an evidence base to guide the development of ECF infrastructure and distribution systems in Kenya. It also provides policy recommendations on how the …

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Financing Clean Cooking Appliances For End Users.

Currently around four billion people in the world lack access to clean, efficient, convenient, safe, reliable and affordable cooking energy2. The rate of access isparticularly low in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) with only 10% of the population having access to modern energy cooking services.One of the biggest challenges is financing. To achieve universal access to modern …

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Scalable Business Models for Alternative Biomass Cooking Fuels and Their Potential in Sub-Saharan Africa

Building on its previous work on clean cooking in Africa, the World Bank has begun to explore intervention strategies for the clean cooking sector that move beyond stoves to examine the potential for cleaner-burning biomass fuels. This report examines the potential for scaling-up biofuel supplies for cooking in Sub-Saharan Africa, specifically carbonized and uncarbonized biomass …

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