Twenty cutting edge organisations working on the frontline of sustainable energy and energy innovation have been selected as finalists for this year’s Ashden Awards.
In East Africa, Lean Energy Solutions has been selected. The company uses agricultural waste to power boilers in factories producing fast moving consumer goods.
The organisation creates flammable briquettes that are cheaper to run and have a lower carbon footprint than diesel-fired boilers.
Another company Angaza works in integrating Pay As You Go technology with clean energy products is helping manufacturers and distributors to make energy products affordable to the world’s one billion off-grid customers.
KopaGas has developed the world’s first smart liquid petroleum gas (LPG) meter designed to remove barriers to clean cooking in Sub-Saharan Africa.
The technology will enable medium and low-income households to switch from dirty and expensive charcoal to much cleaner LPG.
The Ashden Awards are a globally recognised measure of excellence in the field of sustainable energy and winners receive tailored support to help scale up their work and a prize of up to £20,000.