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Enabling clean cooking through smart biogas and smart electric cookstoves

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Ben Jeffreys


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Headquarters Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia
Clean cooking is the world’s biggest solvable problem, and ATEC* is on a mission to ensure everyone has access to safe and clean cooking. ATEC is the global leader in cost-effective smart cookstove technology for Base of the Pyramid (BoP) households. ATEC's two products include PayGo biogas for off-grid households and PayGo electric induction cookstoves for on-grid households. ATEC* first started with a biogas digester designed for the flood plains of Cambodia. In 2014, ATEC’s biodigester unit announced the inaugural winner of the Google Impact Challenge, and the team was off to the races.

Notable Achievements

  • Over 10,000 people now have access to clean, modern cooking thanks to ATEC* products
  • Closed 2 equity investment rounds of US$2.3m, raised US$1m in paygo debt
  • Winner of the Global PFAN social enterprise award, Sankalp Award, Google Impact Challenge, WE4F and DFAT Frontier Innovators

Currently Operating in Nine Countries

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