Energy efficiency and sustainable cooking in Mozambique

African man works on creating a cooking stove

In Pemba, Mozambique, we run a project in support of sustainable cooking that promotes the use of more energy-efficient cookers in the population, produced by small local companies. The initiative contributes to increasing the sustainability of the Rovuma Basin's natural gas utilisation programme, where we operate through the Rovuma LNG and Coral South projects. Thanks to 'Promoting Energy Efficiency and Clean Cooking', the name of the initiative, we support sustainable craftsmanship, creating jobs and new local entrepreneurship. The new appliances also have less impact on health and are more efficient for food preparation than conventional ones.

Together with natural gas production and liquefaction activities, from 2021 we will promote sustainable development in the country through partnerships and programmes that support the population in the areas of education and technical training, food security and economic diversification.

Project features

Activity start date: 2018 - present

Mozambico

Access to off-grid energy
Access to off-grid energy
Economic diversification
Economic diversification
Community health
Community health

SDG 7 Affordable and clean energy 

Eni Rovuma Basin

AVSI
ExxonMobil
Empresa Nacional de Hidrocarbonetos (ENH)
CNPC
Galp
KOGAS

Actions and objectives of the project

An initiative that protects people's health

The new cookers for the city of Pemba are more efficient and sustainable in both environmental and health terms. Due to their slower and more prolonged combustion, they consume less charcoal, which makes them strategic in combating deforestation caused by cutting the wood from which charcoal is made for domestic use. By producing less smoke, they have a lower impact on families in Pemba, particularly children.

Tangible support for local entrepreneurship

The distribution of the improved cookers among the most vulnerable families also involves local artisans. The entire community, in fact, is affected by the emergence of small factories within it, paving the way for a truly sustainable market for these new devices that can then be sold in other areas of the country.

Highlights
10 k
improved cooker

produced and sold between 2018 and 2021


10 k
families

reached by the initiative


about 50
people

from the community involved in production


162 k
tCO₂eq

potential to generate credits up to 2027


10 k
improved cooker

produced and sold between 2018 and 2021

10 k
families

reached by the initiative

about 50
people

from the community involved in production

162 k
tCO₂eq

potential to generate credits up to 2027

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Last update: 08 September 2023


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