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Ben Jeffreys

CEO & Co-Founder at ATEC

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Employees 51–100
Headquarters Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia
ATEC exists to bring affordable electric cooking to every person on the planet with our patented IoT eStoves. 4 billion people across Asia & Africa still lack access to modern cooking solutions that don’t rely on wood or other biomass - generating more emissions than the global airline industry. ATEC’s patented IoT technology means stoves are mobile money integrated so that customers can access modern electric cooking for as little as $5/mth, then usage data is converted into 100% data-verified carbon credits - a global first for the sector. ATEC is now expanding its patented, fully-digitised product+carbon package across 8 markets in Asia & Africa - working with last-mile distributors and net-zero partners to decarbonise cooking at scale.

Notable Achievements

  • Over 15000 people now have access to clean, modern cooking thanks to ATEC* products
  • Closed 3 seed rounds of US$4.4m, raised US$2m in paygo debt
  • Winner of the Global PFAN social enterprise award, Sankalp Award, Google Impact Challenge, WE4F and DFAT Frontier Innovators

Currently Operating in Eleven Regions

Press Mentions

March 22, 2023

ENGIE & ATEC sign landmark multi-country Digital MRV carbon credit agreement

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May 9, 2022

ATEC's mission to provide clean cooking solutions to all 'base of pyramid' households - Meaningful Business Community

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September 16, 2021

How to Solve Clean Cooking for 4 Billion People: The Disruptive Potential of the ‘Impact Flywheel’

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August 31, 2021

Aquaculture sector helped to use sustainable clean energy - Khmer Times

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