Nasam Brand, a Cohort 6 member and a Ghanaian clean stove manufacturer, which designs and manufactures clean wood stoves, gas stoves and charcoal powered cookstoves has recently signed a six-month contract with EKI Energy Services Limited (EKIESL).
Based in India, “EKIESL” is a Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) listed company, working in the realm of “climate change, carbon credit and sustainability solutions” across the globe. Offering strategic and profitable solutions to businesses and organizations globally to achieve their climate ambition, the company contributes significantly for the development of a climate resilient global economy.
The contract will cover a pilot project of the production of 20,000 Charcoal Cookstoves and which will result in a five-year contract. The cookstoves will be distributed in rural areas within the Central and Western Regions of Ghana.
NASAM’s wood and charcoal stoves have been rigorously tested and have an impressive thermal efficiency of 33% and 30% respectively, culminating in more than 67% fuel savings. Through GCIC, NASAM has been able to mechanise its operations, conducted ISO testing requirements, improved cookstove efficiency and carbon emission reduction potential. Also, under GCIC incubation programme, NASAM has been able to significantly contribute to CO2 emissions avoided, which improved from 7,849 metric tons to 62,791 metric tons in 3 months, primarily due to the award of a sub-contract for the supply of 24,000 cookstoves.
The GCIC is extremely proud of NASAM for the great strides they have made in contributing to climate control and emissions avoidance. The company is a testament to the GCIC’s objectives of supporting businesses who are developing profitable and locally appropriate solutions for climate change mitigation and adaptation. Evidently, our support has enhanced production capacity, quality of cookstoves and investor readiness of NASAM.