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Fuel Sustainability Research Assessment - India

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Biodigester to utilise agricultural waste in food production.
Vision: Sustainability in food preparation

PROBLEM
- 3 Billion people around the world still cook over open fires.
- 3.8 million people a year die prematurely from illness attributable to household air pollution
- Smoke inhalation from household cooking is the second largest contributor to ill health in the world
- Exposure to household air pollution almost doubles the risk for childhood pneumonia and is responsible for 45% of all pneumonia deaths in children less than 5 years old.

PE Ventures has worked in Fiji and Timor-Leste in the cooking stove and cooking fuel space for two years. Our research has found that education and understanding of effective cook stoves and fuels is limited and thus developed a more effective cook stove for those still using biomass. In having success with this design, PE Ventures intends on assessing whether this proven product can be translated across into the context of India with an additional focus on the potential use of a bio-digester (research and Intellectual Property of University of Adelaide).

 

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This experiment will be conducted in conjunction with "Problem Definition" Lean Phase: Customer Segment Question: Does the target beneficiary recognise that they have the problem we are trying to solve? Who could be our early adopters? Purpose: To validate our assumed early adopters.  Assumptions: Our assumed early adopters are: Households in Rural Areas Households in Rural-Urban Areas Households in Urban/Slum Areas  The assumptions that we are testing:...

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This experiment will be conducted in conjunction with "Customer Segment" Lean Phase: Problem Question: Do people in urban-rural communities of Odisha identify inefficiency of current cooking practices as a source of pain? What are the challenges they identify? What is their perception of how it affects their health? Purpose: Empathise with customer segments to define the problem. Assumptions: Our assumed early adopters are: Households in Rural Areas Households in...

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Problem Identification Defining our project area Lean Phase: Customer Segments Context: In beginning a new project in a new area, Project Everest Ventures needs to determine a physical project area to conduct our initial assessment. There are three main demographics we will need to get an understanding of: Rural Urban-Rural Urban/Slum Assumptions: There is a need for alternative cooking fuel sources that are either more reliable, cost-effective or better for the user's...

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Problem India is competing with China for one of the fastest growing populations and economies in the world. When the population of a country grows faster than the rate of decent infrastructure and government support, harsh living conditions and a concentration of old, inefficient methods of doing things. India’s carbon footprint makes up 7% of all greenhouse gases, due to sheer number of people and lack of consistent regulation of non-renewable resource use. In this case, the focus is...

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Overview India is one of the most dynamic, large and rapidly growing economies in the world, rivalled only by China.  With a population of 1.3 billion people, India makes up approximately 17.5% of the world's population, while it's GDP ranks 6th in the world and 139th in the world per capita.  Some of the social issues that exist throughout India include water and sanitation, food security, access to education, access to medical advice, sustainable energy sources, safe methods of...

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