The Harvest Fuel Initiative helps grow small businesses in the developing world that promote better fuels and technologies for people who depend on wood and charcoal for their daily cooking and heating needs.
Please join us for a special webinar exploring the development and scaling up of alternative briquette fuel enterprises. March 5th from 10 – 11:30 am Eastern Standard Time Winrock & U.S. EPA Cook Stoves & Indoor Air U.S. EPA | Winrock International | Webinar Archive Charcoal Briquette Enterprise Development: Lessons from the Harvest Fuel Initiative March, 5, 2014 [...]
We received the following announcment, which we are happy to share with our HFI friends and partners. Dear Colleague, I am pleased to inform you that the SEED Initiative has just launched the 2014 SEED Awards to support entrepreneurs for sustainable development. We are seeking entries from innovative start-up entrepreneurs who aim to generate environmental, [...]
This month, Lisa Holub and Elizabeth Saunders, both graduate students in Tufts Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, traveled to Kampala to gather marketing data for HFI’s partner, Green Bio Energy. It was a very productive trip for all involved and the two women have summarized their experiences here. By Lisa Holub and Elizabeth Saunders [...]
Dar es Salaam, the capital of Tanzania, consumes the equivalent of 16 Olympic-size swimming pools of charcoal every day. What's happening in Dar es Salaam is happening in many other cities of sub-Saharan Africa.
Photo credits: Klas Sanders, Sylvia Herzog, Kim Chaix
The mission of the Harvest Fuel Initiative is to facilitate the market-based approach to the large-scale and widespread use of efficient technologies and sustainable solid biomass fuel alternatives that can help alleviate poverty, improve health, and protect the environment.
The Harvest Fuel Initiative is a collaboration between The Charcoal Project and the D-Lab Scale-Ups program at MIT. The Harvest Fuel Initiative is supported in part by a grant from D-Lab Scale-Ups.