Envirofit has designed a product line of clean, energy-efficient cookstoves that cut back on CO2 emissions, reduce smoke, and decrease consumers’ fuel costs. The stove’s insulated compartment helps retain heat and directs it to the pot on top, making it more efficient. Envirofit’s stoves are designed to be durable, lightweight, and affordable. They also use up to 60-percent less fuel than campfires, as well as decrease harmful emissions by up to 82 percent, making them healthier for both owners and the environment.
Envirofit’s target customers are in developing nations where such stoves are an integral part of life and where people’s health and quality of life are severely impacted by their methods of cooking.
With the Envirofit, users will face fewer health risks from the harmful smoke that often fills homes thanks to traditional cooking methods such as open fires. On top of that, with the cook stoves’ increased efficiency, users will burn less biofuel, saving themselves about $200 a year in fuel costs and collectively 18 million working weeks (yes, weeks) gathering wood and other materials, according to Envirofit. On a global scale, the company says that the one million stoves its sold will slash CO2 emissions by 17 million tons over their five-year lifespan, which is akin to taking 1.18 million cars out of commission for a year.
Currently, Envirofit is operating in India, East Africa, West Africa, and Latin America and its stoves retail for between $15 and $30. The company is now looking to hit the 5 million-mark in the next five years as it continues to reach low-income communities.
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