Chido Munangagwa, our Business Analyst, recently delivered a presentation to the Gettysburg Rotary Club providing insights to recent events in her native Zimbabwe and discussing PGI’s work. Read the write up provided by Chris Kimple here!
With over 1.2 billion people, India is the world’s second most populous country. According to the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, about 67% of households out of this massive population rely on solid biomass fuels for preparing their food. That means … Continued
Gaia Association Director Desalegn Getaneh and Wubshet Tadele, Project Gaia’s Energy and Carbon Finance Consultant, recently attended the African Carbon Forum in Kigali. The Forum, hosted by the Rwandan government and organized by partners including UN agencies, the African Development … Continued
Project Gaia, Inc. (PGI) signed an agreement with Shell’s Nigerian production division, Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCo), on November 5 in Lagos. Both executive director Harry Stokes and Joe Obueh of PGI’s Nigerian affiliate, Project Gaia Prospects Ltd, … Continued
On October 8th, Project Gaia and its partners, Gaia Association, the Former Women’s Fuelwood Association (FWFCA) Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), and the Nordic Environment Finance Corporation (NEFCO) inaugurated the first ethanol micro distillery of its kind in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. … Continued
Relief, Reconstruction, and Development Organization (RRDO) and Project Gaia, in partnership with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), announced the launch of their pilot study of ethanol-fueled CLEANCOOK stoves in Dadaab refugee camp, Garissa County, Kenya. CLEANCOOK Sweden AB donated 100 of their double burner … Continued
Members of Project Gaia attended the UN Sustainable Energy for All Forum (SE4All) in New York City from May 18 through May 21. The forum brought together NGOs, government officials, business persons, and investors in its initiative to address the “twin challenges … Continued
Project Gaia invites you to our local stakeholder consultation for development of a Cookstove Program of Activities (PoA) in Ethiopia. The consultation is scheduled to take place on June 25, 2015 at Friendship International Hotel in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 9:00 am … Continued
Panel on creating a sustainable mass market for clean cooking fuels to be held May 19th in NYC. In partnership with the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves (GACC), the UN Sustainable Bioenergy High Impact Opportunities (HIO) Initiative, and the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), Project … Continued
New report reveals ethanol’s potential in Ethiopia, highlights barriers to widespread adoption as a cooking fuel, and recommends policy and regulatory changes to support ethanol as an alternative fuel Project Gaia and its sister organization, Gaia Association, have been working … Continued
Since our founding, Project Gaia has worked hard to clean up household air. The smoke from biomass stoves is responsible for four million deaths each year, 500,000 of which are from childhood pneumonia alone. Pediatrician Dr. Stuart Warren was part … Continued
Project Gaia Inc, in conjunction with Carbon Africa Limited, would like to invite input from all stakeholders for the Gold Standard design consultation for the “Project Gaia Cook Stoves Project of Activities (PoA)”. The PoA is pursuing joint registration under the … Continued
Project Gaia, Inc. (PGI) has been working with its sister organization, Gaia Association (Gaia), on diverse projects for over a decade. I recently had the chance to talk with Dereje Petros, the Project Coordinator at Gaia, about this relationship, his … Continued
“Ethanol is the fuel of the future.” – Henry Ford On October 1, 1908, Henry Ford released a car that was made for the masses: the Model T. Thanks to the savings provided by assembly line production, the Model T … Continued
Gaia Association is conducting a study to test the feasibility of a national scale-up of ethanol cookstoves and microdistilleries in Ethiopia. The study, which is financed by the British government’s Strategic Climate Institutions Programme (SCIP), will address the absence of … Continued
We realized it was time for a change when our old logo kept showing up as the recycling symbol on our shampoo bottles and food wrappers. Here at Project Gaia, we are continually adapting to best serve families around the … Continued
Project Gaia is excited to announce a new partnership with Pura Vida Bracelets! The La Jolla, California based company helped us create a bracelet that artistically conveys our approach to eradicating energy poverty. Here are five reasons you should buy … Continued
For years, Project Gaia has partnered with Gettysburg College students and faculty on research projects. We have also tapped some of the brightest recent graduates and most promising students to work in our office and the field. Recently, we joined … Continued
The World Bioenergy team interviewed PGI Executive Director Harry Stokes in January 2014 to follow up on his 2012 win of the Award for his decades of global household energy work. The dedicated work of Harry Stokes and PGI serve today as a model for future World Bioenergy Award nominees.
Project Gaia Co-Founder and Executive Director Harry Stokes was presented the 2013 Eisenhower Humanitarian Award by the Rotary Club of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania for his leadership of the global clean fuel initiative Project Gaia, Inc. The award’s significance goes beyond just … Continued
Tany Meva Foundation, in partnership with the World Bank, Project GAIA, Inc., EcoEnergy Business Group (e2), and Green Development AS will convene a three-day workshop in Antananarivo, Madagascar, on small or micro scale ethanol production for fuel use. The workshop … Continued
In September Gaia announces: Ethiopia distillery to be built by Spectrum Technologies; New Partnership for Haiti; November Workshop in Madagascar
Gaia Association- Ethiopia Offers Request to Join General Assembly. The General Assembly is a group of individuals committed to supporting Gaia Association’s mission to improve lives, the environment and the well-being of families with clean and safe ethanol cookstoves and fuel.
Gaia announces Request for Expression of Interest to install a 1,000 liter per day microdistillery in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Deadline for submission is Friday March 23, 2012.
The NABDA project brings the distillery together with an initial 1,000 CleanCook ethanol stoves, a safe, efficient stove developed by the Dometic Group and selected by Project Gaia for use in Africa
Supermodel and philanthropist Gisele Bundchen visited several clean cookstove projects including the CleanCook ethanol stove during a five-day energy access exposure visit to Kenya in honor of the UN launched International Year of Sustainable Energy for All.
On November 23, Gaia Association, in partnership with Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) and the Ethiopian Environmental Protection Authority, launched the new project “Fuel from Waste: Demonstrating the Feasibility of Locally Produced Ethanol for Household Cooking in Addis Ababa.”
Ethiopian non-profit organization Gaia Association showcased its commercial ethanol cookstove and fuel initiatives at the “Go Green Africa Fair” held from June 23 to 26, 2011, at the Addis Ababa Exhibition Center.
Firehiwot of Gaia Association attended the workshop – The Health Burden of Indoor Air Pollution on Women and Children in Developing Countries. The workshop brought together over 150 health and stove experts.
Abstract The need for targeted energy interventions during relief efforts, especially for cooking but also for other household needs such as lighting and refrigeration, is becoming more critical and apparent. Supplying energy to people in crisis has frequently been neglected … Continued