PORTFOLIO OF PROJECTS DEVELOPMENT

 THE WORLD'S FIRST COMMERCIAL ETHANOL COOK-STOVE & COOKING FUEL PROJECT

Client:

Cleanstar Ventures/Ndzilo

 

Year:

2010

 

Location:

Maputo Province and Sofala Province, Mozambique

 

Project description:

The Ndzilo branded ethanol cookstove and cooking fuel business provides clean cooking fuel to thousands of households in Mozambique. The use of ethanol by low income households in peri-urban Mozambique displaces the reliance on traditional biomass fuels such as charcoal and firewood. These fuels are responsible for numerous health burdens associated with indoor air pollution as well as an alarming rate of deforestation. GreenLight has provided the research and development services necessary to launch the project since its inception. Greenlight was involved in the marketing and distributions strategy, product development, carbon financing registration and management as well as ongoing monitoring and evaluations activities.

 

 

 COMMUNITY AGRO-FORESTY PROJECT IN CENTRAL MOZAMBIQUE

Client:

Solidaridad / European Commission

 

Year:

2011

 

Location:

Sofala and Manica provinces, Mozambique

 

Project description:

2300 community members in Sofala and Manica provinces were supported to plant fast growing commercial tree species on their farm plots. The trees planted are to be sold by the farmers for industrial use such as the production of electric poles; the production of sustainable charcoal; and/or as a certified renewable source of timber. The farmers are further encouraged to process part of the wood themselves into value added goods. GreenLight collaborated with Solidaridad (an international farmer support organization) in the management of this agro-forestry project.

SUSTAINABLE CHARCOAL PRODUCTION

Developer:

GreenLight

 

Financing:

Belgian Government and Private Financing

 

Date:

2013 to present

 

Project Description:

Over 75% of urban households in Mozambique rely on charcoal for their daily cooking needs. Almost all charcoal is currently produced from natural forests using inefficient earth kilns. The rate of deforestation associated with this energy source is alarming.  GreenLight in partnership with the University of Eduardo Mondlane and the Mozambican Energy Fund (FUNAE) is developing a sustainable charcoal production project in Gaza province. The project introduces efficient kilns (carbonization technology); Forest management practices; plantation programs and a market for a new brand of “green charcoal”. This project falls part of an initiative by the Belgian government and is to be supported by climate financing.

 ECO-HOME MOZAMBIQUE

Client:

Mozambique Housing Fund (FFH)

 

Year:

2013

 

Project description:

The objective of this project was to develop the first fully sustainable house in Mozambique.The characteristics of this model house include:Local and ecological material for construction;Natural ventilation; Energy efficiency; Renewable Energy and Efficient use of water. This mode house is to be used as reference for future projects by FFH.

MAPUTO MUNICIPAL MARKET CLEAN ENERGY INITIATIVE

Client:

SNV / Municipality of Maputo

 

Date:

2013

 

Project Description:

Roughly 85% of Maputo’s cooked-food vendors work in enclosed spaces and 96% cook with charcoal. A health assessment revealed that half of the cooked food vendors suffer from chronic eye irritation; half report persistent headaches; and a third suffer from respiratory illnesses. These health issues are directly related to indoor air pollution associated with cooking.  GreenLight, in collaboration with SNV and the Municipality of Maputo introduced renewable and efficient energy sources to the local markets of the city. The initiative focused on energy efficient lighting, clean cook-stoves for food vendors as well as improved biomass stoves.

 QUELIMANE ECO-CITY

Client:

Municipality of Quelimane

 

Year:

2015 – ongoing

 

Project description:

The municipality Quelimane has approached GreenLight to coordinate an ambitious initiative to transform the city of Quelimane into an Eco-City. GreenLight is collaborating with the Royal Technical Institute of Sweden (KTH) for the implementation of this project. Intervention areas include: Transport, Energy, Water, Sanitation, Waste Management, Infrastructure and Urban planning. The project will have the following phases: Baseline studies; Modelling and scenario building; Project design; Financing and project implementation. Currently a waste to energy systems is analyzed for development.

RURAL ENERGY SHOP PILOT

Project Developer:

GreenLight

 

Financing:

German Technical Cooperation (GiZ) and Private funds

 

Year:

2015 – ongoing

 

Project description:

The rural energy shop pilot project developed by GreenLight and supported by GIZ has simulated in real terms the import, distribution and retail of small solar systems in Northern Mozambique. The project has supported local entrepreneurs to be formal retailers of solar home systems in the villages of Quirinde, Quionga and Palma town in Cabo Delgado province. Several end-user payment modalities have been tested as well as a range of marketing strategies targeting the Base of the Pyramid (BoP) customers.