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Fuel from Waste: Demonstrating the Feasibility of Locally Produced Ethanol for Household Cooking in Addis Ababa

This project aims to contribute to poverty reduction and climate mitigation by enabling access to clean, safe, renewable and locally produced household cooking fuels to displace the traditional use of biomass for cooking  in Ethiopian communities.

Inactive project


Project contact

Caroline Ochieng

Project Team

Fiona Lambe
Fiona Lambe

Senior Research Fellow

SEI Headquarters

The immediate objective is to supply ethanol and ethanol fuelled cooking stoves to 1,000 low- and middle-income households in the Kolfe-Keranio community on the outskirts of Addis Ababa by establishing a community-owned and -run ethanol micro-distillery.

Design and development by Soapbox.