SEED is a global partnership for action on sustainable development and the green economy in association with UNDP and UNEP. We have worked with SEED extensively since becoming a finalist in the SEED Switch Africa Green Program in 2017.
SEED is assisting us in building an eco-inclusive model for the business opportunities we create with our technologies. We want our solutions to benefit the triple bottom line (People, Planet, Profit). SEED has business models to help us pilot and grow the business.
The GCIP (Global Cleantech Innovation Program), in association with GEF and UNIDO, promotes an innovation and entrepreneur ecosystem by identifying and nurturing cleantech innovators and entrepreneurs; by building capacity within national institutions and partner organizations for the sustainable implementation of the cleantech ecosystem and accelerator approach; and by supporting and working with national policy makers to strengthen the supportive policy framework for SMEs and entrepreneurs.
The FabStove won the GCIP 2015 Global Award for Innovation, when it was part of a previous organisation called Khaya Power. Ekasi Energy took over the design project in early 2016, and has continued to refine the design and efficiency of the stove. We continue to work with the GCIP program in South Africa as an active member of the alumni and as a mentor for new participants.
The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves is a network of global partners working to create a thriving global market for clean and efficient household cooking solutions.
The Alliance, hosted by the UN Foundation, was launched in 2010 and has an ambitious 10-year goal to foster the adoption of clean and efficient cookstoves and fuels in 100 million households by 2020.
The Solar Impulse Foundation has picked 1,000 Efficient Energy solutions from around the world that are both clean and profitable to help decision-makers adopt more ambitious environmental targets and energy policies.
Each solution subscribes to 7 key principles to help solve climate change, which Ekasi Energy is proud to support and participate in their various global initiatives.
Juntos Energy Solutions, a not-for-profit organization, is dedicated to promoting clean woodgas cookstove technologies, biochar production technologies, carbon credits and work to place TLUD woodgas stoves into 250 million households of impoverished people who are currently cooking with inadequate, unhealthy, inefficient cookstoves and open fires. Woodgas stoves use ordinary, renewable biomass and can make life better for these households.
Jones Masjiene is an engineering specialist in South Africa, and are market leaders in agricultural feed and processing equipment. Willie Jones started the business little over ten years ago, but his roots go back more than 40 years in the manufacturing of feed equipment. They have established themselves with a reputation of supplying their clients with practical processing solutions for individual needs.
A modern CAD design studio, and advanced CNC machine shop allowed Jones to build and test our FabTainer containerised pellet plant with local expertise in less than six months.
The iShack Project is a social enterprise and is the flagship initiative of the Sustainability Institute Innovation Lab outside Cape Town. Our objective is to demonstrate, at scale, a viable and financially sustainable public-private business model for the provision of incremental energy services to under-serviced communities in South Africa. Ekasi Energy is piloting our stove technology in association with iShack to show how a solar energy and clean cooking program can be successfully linked to provide a total clean energy access solution.