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Cooking with wood effects the health of 4 billion people globally while also creating more carbon emissions than the global airline industry. Breaking this down at a household level, the vast majority of this problem affects women in the form of poor health, lack of opportunity and safety.
On average the impact cost is $3,000 per household per year:
- 20 hours per week spent by women on collecting and using fuel wood for cooking
- 3.5 million deaths annually – or 1 in 18 fatalities – from smoke inhalation (mainly women), and
- 85% of logging in developing countries used for cooking.
ATEC’s patented eCook is the world’s first paygo induction stove bringing together paygo, Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) and Internet of Things (IoT) functionality that makes mobile money payments easy for unbanked underserved population and provides real-time user information that validates the avoided emission and generates carbon credits at scale.
This carbon credit revenue is ATEC’s Impact Flywheel can then be used to offset the cost of the stoves to Base of Pyramid (BoP) Households which further accelerates uptake and increase financing in climate. ATEC's another product range biodigester captures methane emissions from farm animal manures and turns that into cooking gas and organic fertilizers.
For more information on our work, refer to our Pitch Deck.
The avoided GHG emission avoided through using clean cooking products of ATEC is measured through calculating baseline emission (BE) of carbon from using conventional biomass or other non-renewable systems in cooking. The project emission (PE) is also measured. The final emission reduction (ER) is calculated automatically through stove data by subtracting the PE from BE. Throughout the measurement system, values verified by IPCC and methodologies approved by Gold Standard are used.