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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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Project Summary

The July 2019 team conducted was part of first assessment group in India. The team conducted surveys in the Phulnakhara region of Bhubaneswar to engage with the proposed beneficiaries and understand how they articulate the role of cooking fuels in their lives. As well as this, it was imperative to evaluate the urban-rural area of Phulnakhara as a viable spot for the project. Each data point was logged onto a map of Bhubaneswar that was shared among all projects in India. A relationship was...

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Proposed Experiment

Context: This is an iteration of the Customer Segment Experiment ran in July 2019 with specific focus on one of the two targeted customer segments extracted. The July team identified Customer Segment F as one of fuel sustainability's customer segments. This experiment is to better define the amount of people who belong to this customer segment as well as validating the assumed UVP through an Offer Test.  Lean Phase:  Unique Value Proposition Assumptions: Individuals in the greater...

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Proposed Experiment

Context: This is an iteration of the Customer Segment Experiment ran in July 2019 with specific focus on one of the two targeted customer segments extracted. The July team was able to achieve an Orange Light for Customer Segment A, however, believe that with more specific questions around their gas usage a clear problem can be validated through offer testing the assumed UVP. Lean Phase: Unique Value Proposition Assumptions: Households in the areas surrounding Phulnakhara who...

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Customer Segment

Lean Canvas : Customer Segment  Introduction : The Fuel team have spent a month in India during July 2019 conducting surveys and research in the area of Phulnakhara, Bhubaneshwar regarding fuel usage and cooking methods. During this time we have identified two core customer segments within this area. They are as follows: Customer Segment A : These people are female, primary cookers who value convenience but cost is a factor. They prefer using gas stoves, but ultimately choose...

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Problem

*NOTE* The Research Assessment into Fuel Sustainability in July, 2019 uncovered two possible beneficiaries, and as a result, two separate customer segments. Due to the two-pronged impact of the proposed solution of a biodigester, the problem definition is divided between these two customer segments.  More information can be found on these two customer segments here:  https://projecteverest.crowdicity.com/post/2118770 Introduction: India is experiencing a rapid economic and...

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Metric Measurement Experiment

Context: Key metrics must be collected for each of our projects to ensure any impact opportunities are understood whether the impact is primary or secondary, short-term or long-term. These metrics will provide a framework for the Fuel Sustainability Research Assessment project moving forward and metric results will be updated as new information and larger data sets become available.   The research assessment conducted in July uncovered that households within the urban-rural...

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Experiment Results

Experiment Design Post:  https://projecteverest.crowdicity.com/post/1843800 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?  Assumptions: Our assumed early adopters are: Primary cookers in urban-rural areas  Primary cookers in urban-rural areas that collect their own bio-fuels Proposed Customer Archetype:  [CUSTOMER SEGMENT A]: Female, sole primary...

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Experiment Results

Experiment Design Post:  https://projecteverest.crowdicity.com/post/1843800 Lean Phase: Problem Definition Question : What do our customer segments identify as fuel challenges? Do our early adopters engage with our problem synthesis? Assumptions: The assumed problems faced by the early adopters in our targeted customer segments are: Current cooking practices are inefficient and unsafe. Current cooking practices have negative health and environmental impacts. Current fuel...

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Experiment Results

Reference to Experiment Post:  https://projecteverest.crowdicity.com/post/1362780 Context: A demographic evaluation was undertaken to determine whether a sustainable fuel source project would be suitable in the region surrounding Phulnakhara and to develop a better understanding of the Rural, Urban-Rural and slum demographics there. This baseline assessment was done by surveying locals regarding their cooking infrastructure and cooking fuels, with the surveys also being used to...

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