Pilot Innovation Fund Awardees

by: Davis Broach February 28, 2013

In December, the Alliance  reviewed approximately 75 applications for the Pilot Innovation Fund (PIF) from organizations around the world. The PIF, supported by Environment Canada, was designed to jumpstart innovative approaches to strengthen supply and enhance demand in the sector along the value chain. In return for seed capital to finance and pilot these innovations, recipients are required to document lessons learned and share results to advance awareness of scalable solutions in the sector. The applications we received proposed a variety of pilots and utilized many different stove and fuel types. The average grant size awarded was approximately $50,000. Through a highly competitive process, the Alliance is proud to announce the following award recipients:  


  • Leverage decentralized MFIs to boost the affordability and the accessibility of energy-efficient stoves in Uganda   
  • Uganda

Potential Energy   

  • Support to the Darfur-Based Stove Program (to convert into a Social Enterprise)   
  • Sudan

Greenway Grameen Infra   

  • Enhancing Consumer Demand Through Increased Market Engagement   
  • India

Solar Sister   

  • Empowering Women in Nigeria with Economic Opportunity and Access to Clean Cookstoves   
  • Nigeria

Sustainable Green Fuel Enterprise   

  • Support to the Sustainable Green Fuel Enterprise Pilot Project   
  • Cambodia

Improved Cook Stoves for East Africa Ltd

  • ICSEA Ltd database and monitoring platform    
  • Uganda