Clean Cooking Madagascar issues RFP for ethanol micro-distillery

January 29, 2017 |

In Madagascar, Clean Cooking Madagascar, an NGO based in Antananarivo, Madagascar, is seeking proposals for an ethanol micro distillery  for its national Ethanol Stove Program in Madagascar. CCM plans to create a market for 100,000 ethanol cookstoves over five  years. It will develop local ethanol supply chains in part through the installation of ethanol micro distilleries. The program includes the installation of a demonstration pilot EMD to serve as a training facility that will encourage the installation of additional EMDs in Madagascar.

This RFP is in support of the scale-up of 100,000 to 130,000 ethanol cookstoves in Madagascar over the next five years, primarily to replace charcoal in urban and peri-urban areas.

The pilot EMD will be a joint venture between CCM and a local business implementing partner. CCM will own a majority share of the EMD for five years. After this time, the local implementing partner will have the opportunity to buy out CCM’s interest at a discounted price. EMD suppliers are encouraged to consider entering into the joint venture with CCM and the local business by owning a share of the EMD for one to five years.

The ethanol cookstove program in Madagascar is the largest Ci-Dev project approved to date by the World Bank.

Ethanol stoves approved thus far for use in this program include the CleanCook stove, the Safi stove, and a locally made stove called the Meca Green stove. Other stoves may be approved for use over time.

Revenues from the Ci-Dev purchase agreement will be used to help catalyze a private sector market for ethanol stoves and household cooking fuel that will encourage further investment by and in private sector local implementation partners. Specifically, the carbon finance will be used to make ethanol cookstoves more affordable to households, to support establishment of two pilot ethanol micro-distilleries (including a training center), and to provide general program support (including capacity building and technical assistance) to private sector and government partners..

The complete RFP package can be found here.

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