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Sustainable Fuel Consulting - Timor-Leste

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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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Project Summary

The 2019 July team was tasked to focus on the process of making sales to individuals and businesses, investigating alternative distribution channels and identifying viable payment and delivery methods for customers, which involved following up on the experiments set up by the February team. To accomplish these tasks, focus was put on collecting data and identifying our customer segments, across three key locations: Dili, Hera and Dare. 50 Surveys were conducted throughout the month, where...

by Laura Taylor
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Lean phase: Revenue Aim There is currently one major revenue stream, one supplementary stream and one potential stream available. The contents of this document aims to describe the individual breakdown of these revenue streams, focusing on the prices charged to individual and commercial customers, as well as the different payment methods available. Current Stage Currently, the Fugaun Seguru business is at the channel testing stage, with multiple channels being explored and...

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Cost Structure

Lean phase: Cost Structure Aim  There are currently several costs which must be considered for the Fugaun Seguru. These costs can be separated into two main categories; fixed costs and variable costs. These categories can be divided further into smaller categories to provide a more substantial overview of the cost structure. Business Current Stage Currently, the Fugaun Seguru business is at the channel testing stage, with multiple channels being explored and validated....

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Proposed Experiment

Lean Phase:  Channels and Revenue Streams Assumption:  That paying customers will adopt one of the four proposed payment plan options without alteration. Time Box:  Four weeks.   Key Metrics:  Percentage (%) of customers who adopt one of the proposed payment plans. Success Points Green Light Proceed: Continue to offer our proposed payment plans as they are. Refine the payment plan process to be as streamlined and simple as possible. Consider the possibility of offering...

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Experiment Results

Experiment Design Post:   https://projecteverest.crowdicity.com/post/1013430 Lean Phase:   Channels Assumption:  That an equally significant portion of paying customers prefer to collect the stove themselves from a predetermined location as pay an additional amount to have the product delivered directly to them. Both pick-up and delivery channels are worth utilising. Results:  The success points for this experiment were: Green light: Of customers that express a preference...

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Proposed Experiment

Lean Phase:  Channels Assumption:  Hardware, supermarkets and Kiosks are a viable distribution channel for the Seguru Stove. Time Box:  4 months between July and December projects. Key Metrics:  Number of stoves sold/Stoves ordered Success Points Green Light Proceed: - Sorti Foun, Mira Mar Hardware, Vinod Patel are validated as a distribution channel due to a high level of interest displayed towards the stove. This results in them selling the stove and ordering more as well...

by Angus Lane
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Proposed Experiment

Lean Phase:  Revenue Streams Assumption:  It is assumed that individuals in Dili will be interested in putting down a $5 downpayment to prove interest in the Fugaun Seguru at the price point of $75 (with option for payment plan).  Time Box:  2 weeks or until statistical significance (>50 responses from individuals due to varied customer segments) Success Metric:  Price test for $75 with at least 50 people in different appropriate customer segments. Use a $5 down payment as...

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Experiment Results

Experiment Design Post:  https://projecteverest.crowdicity.com/post/1027960   Lean Phase: Channels and Revenue Streams   Assumptions:  People within our customer segment have previous knowledge of payment plans. People within our customer segment are willing to use a payment plan to purchase a stove.   Results:  The success points for this experiment were: Green: 70% of people in our customer segment have heard of or used a payment plan previously. Red: Less...

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