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Over the course of December 2018, the PEV fuel sustainability team has sought to develop PEV’s existing rocket stove project in Fiji to a sustainable business. The following document briefs the progress made across the month’s four major goals and provides some direction for future teams.   A significant achievement for PEV operations in Fiji was the obtaining of a business license. This allows us to engage in business to business relations across Fiji. The Buka 4.0 is still the primary...

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Problem

The Problem phase The post identifies some of the key problems and issues that Fuel Sustainability has identified surrounding cooking methods in both rural and urban Fijian residents.  The specific problems that the Buka Stove aims to alleviate in Fiji are expanded on below:   Smoke Emissions The emissions released during the burning of firewood have been linked to causing many diseases. Inefficient burning contributes to carbon emissions and releases excessive quantities of...

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Experiment Results

Lean Phase: Solutions Assumption: Buka Stove 5.0 is more efficient than Buka Stove 4.0 and three stone fire Results: Link to previous post: https://projecteverest.crowdicity.com/post/771460 The 3-stone fire, Buka 4.0 and Buka 5.0 were trialled three times each where the temperature was measured every minute and the time when the water reached 100⁰C was recorded. For strength testing the 4.0 and 5.0 were loaded progressively until they exhibited notable bending. The 4.0 could...

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Experiment Results

Reference the Experiment Design Post [Proposed Experiment]: Fuel Fiji - December Goal 5 - Build 8 Different Customer Archetypes and Goal 6: Empathise with 25 Persons from Each Identified Archetype - December 2018 https://projecteverest.crowdicity.com/post/583303 Lean Phase: Empathy and Customer Segment     Assumption: That a range of Fijian residents want to buy our Buka Stoves, and that their needs, wants and pain points, and ultimately the value proposition of the Buka...

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Lean Phase: Supply Chain and Key Activities   Assumption: 1. That there are multiple customer segments in villages that we can target effectively in different ways, increasing the reach of our product,   2. That there is a customer segment that will get in contact with the respective village chiefs to express interest in buying a Buka Stove   Time Box: 4 weeks   Key Metrics: Number of potential leads generated in comparison to the households in the village...

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Experiment adopted

Lean Phase: Solutions   Assumption: Buka Stove 5.0 is more efficient (see key metrics for efficiency) than Buka Stove 4.0 and three stone fire   Time Box: 1 week   Key Metrics: Time taken to boil 3 Ls of water Fuel required to boil 3 Ls of water (Fuel Consumption rate) Weight and Strength test   Success Criteria Green Light Point – 1) 15% more efficient (with respect to time and fuel consumption) than Buka Stove 4.0 and 50% more efficient than an open...

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Proposed Experiment

Content: Lean Phase: Channel Testing Assumption: Bus and Carrier drivers from inland villages provide an effective means of marketing the product and collecting leads Time Period: 2 weeks   Success Metric: The conversion rate of leads and expression of interests.   Success Criteria: Green Light Point – Agents generate a 30% leads conversion Green Light Proceed:  Continue using the agents such as bus drivers and carriers that provide transport to inland...

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Experiment Results

Lean Phase: Revenue Streams, Cost Structure, Solution   Assumption: The customers in Fiji are willing to pay more than $60 FJD for the Buka Stove 5.0   Results:   https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1xP4AXUYEmsREmNRIo0dWwuXEE5vVGtnMCecgjGyF6YE/edit#gid=0   During the experiment, a total of 30 responses were recorded, 25 of which were interacted with in Sigatoka town, 4 in Suva and 1 in Naroro Village. Those in Sigatoka town included residents of Sigatoka as well as...

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Experiment adopted

    Lean Phase: Revenue Streams, Cost Structure, Solution   Assumption: The customers in Fiji are willing to pay more than $60 FJD for the Buka Stoves 5.0   Time Box: It is estimated that these tests can be conducted intensively within 2 weeks, and then every time significant design changes occur or new distribution methods are explored.   Key Metrics The key metric to measure is willingness to pay the same or more for Buka Stove 5.0. This is done through price...

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Work Update

This month the fuel sustainability team in Fiji will be focusing on 4 main goals, testing and implementing a supply chain, prototyping and testing of the Buka Stove 5.0, continuing with the sales of Buka 4.0 and 5.0 and doing a detailed customer analysis to form customer archetypes for Fuel space in Fiji Implementing a viable supply chain capable of producing and distributing 100 stoves a month Procurement and Manufacturing Whilst the current use of refrigerant tanks to...

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Haziq Ahmed

Adelaide, Australia

Joined this community on Dec 14, 2017

University or Company
UOA

Degree or Work area
Engineering

Project completed as trekker (if applicable)
Fuel Assessment

Country you Trekked/are Trekking in
Timor-Lesté

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