ACE One

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Gallery ACE One 1
August 2020
Headquarters 1093 ED Amsterdam, Netherlands
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ACE One - An advanced biomass cookstove with truly clean combustion capable of providing lighting and phone charging for rural last-mile communities.

The ACE One is a solution that provides access to both thermal energy and electricity by using a solar-charged LiFePO4 battery to power the ventilator needed to create truly clean biomass combustion while also giving users access to lighting and phone charging

About 2.6 billion people in the world do not have access to modern and clean energy which is driving a range of issues across the world including poverty, respiratory illnesses, and deforestation. The technology and know-how needed to enable energy access exists, but is currently applied in two siloed sectors: thermal energy (cookstoves) and electricity. This disparate approach has resulted in a market gap that can have serious environmental repercussions and pressure on local natural resources. The ACE One is a solution that addresses this very gap by using a solar-charged LiFePO4 battery to power the ventilator needed to create a truly clean biomass combustion while also giving users access to lighting and phone charging. Built with durable materials (8-12 years life cycle), using 50-85% less fuel, burning any type of solid biomass it is sold on a 6-9 month micro-loan. With this model, ACE is likely the only company that can give $2-a-day people access to a $100+ product.

Key features

  • Reduce personal exposure to toxic compounds by 28%
  • Reduce kitchen air pollution by 39%
  • Fuel savings in the range of 50-85%

Profitability

  • Payback time under 1 year
  • 83% savings on energy expenses

Activity Region

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Asia

Cambodia,

Africa

Uganda, Lesotho,

  • Headquarters
  • Activity

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