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Sustainable Fuel Consulting - Fiji

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The rocket stove aims to address multiple issues across health, quality of life and environmental sustainability.

Environmental Sustainability – Deforestation is an issue across the globe and residential use of wood for cooking is a large contributor to the cutting down of trees in developing countries. Removal of trees reduces the Earth’s capacity to process the carbon dioxide released from human activity. Additionally, this “stored” carbon is then released when combusted. Carbon dioxide, methane and carbon monoxide is released in the burning of wood – when inefficient combustion occurs, black carbon is emitted. Black carbon is one of the top contributors to global warming.

Health – Respiratory issues associated with cooking are estimated to result in over 4.3 million deaths per year. Current methods of burning fuels for cooking are inefficient, cause a lot of smoke and production of harmful gases.

Quality of life – The smoke from inefficient combustion also results in significant discomfort during cooking, causing itchy eyes, coughing and carbon (soot) on the walls and roof.

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Experiment Results

The Experimental Design Post can be found here .   Lean phase: Channels  Assumption : An autonomous sales system that involves partnerships with established organisations will result in sales of the Buka 4.0 Stove with minimal intervention from PEV members. Results :  It was found that Fiji National University graduates from the College of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry were a reliable source of new Buka agents. 35 graduates were trained and 8 started working as Buka...

Edward Antony
by Edward Antony
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Edward Antony

Reference to Experiment Post: [Proposed Experiment]: Channels - Headmen - Fuel - Fiji Feb 2020 This experiment focused on validating Headmen as a channel Experiment Post: Definitions:  PEV: Project Everest Ventures Buka Agent: Sales agents who promote and distribute the Buka stoves (on PEV’s behalf) Buka Spokesperson: A more senior Buka Agent who coordinates the Buka Agents and allocates village visits EOI:...

Callum Phelps
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Adopted Experiment

Aim  This experiment aims to validate the Buka stove as a scalable product and to demonstrate the effectiveness of Buka agents as an autonomous distribution channel. Definitions Buka agents = Sales agents who promote and distribute the Buka stoves (on PEV’s behalf)  PEV = Project Everest Ventures  EOIs = Expressions of interest  Qualified leads = For the purpose of this experiment, qualified leads will be defined as the number of deposits collected to secure the...

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