SETECH Ghana became the winner of the Ghanaian stage of the EDF Pulse Africa innovation contest on 17th September 2019 to represent Ghana at the Grand Finale in Paris, France in November 2019. The Award was issued by the France Ambassador to Ghana Mrs Anne Sophie AVÉ who was also a member of the Jury. The second and third Award went to Ray Solar Power and North lite Solar companies Respectively. Created in 2017, EDF Pulse Africa challenge aims to reveal and support African innovators committed to the continent’s energy development. EDF has been present in Ghana since its launch three years ago. The meticulous members of the jury, all… Read More »SETECH WINS EDF PULSE AFRICA GHANA AWARD
I am Wilhelmina Donkoh, a rising junior majoring in Business Administration at Ashesi University. An interesting fact about me is, I am naturally gifted when it comes to cooking. My love for cooking during my free times at home helped grow this gift of mine. I chose to intern with Sustainable Energy Technologies Limited (SETECH) due to my love for cooking and my passion for a cleaner and safer cooking environment. I believe SETECH is doing a great job by promoting environmentally friendly solutions for cooking. Also, Ibelieve joining SETECH will help me realize my dreams of operating an environmentally conscious restaurant by having access to the tools and technologies… Read More »INTERNING WITH SETECH; WILHELMINA DONKOH SHARES HER STORY
The Ghana Climate Innovation Center is a pioneering business incubator with a unique focus on developing SME ventures and entrepreneurs in Ghana’s Green Economy. With the mission to develop and support an exceptional set of transformational ventures and entrepreneurs, such initiatives are focused on five key economic sectors ( energy efficiency & renewable energy, solar power, climate-smart agriculture, domestic waste management, water management, and purification.) SETECH was selected among cohort 4 of the GCIC entrepreneurs to receive entrepreneurial training, technology development support, proof of concept grants, mentorship, and peer exchange grants to be able to develop its innovative clean cookstove technology business to reach the minimum viable product ready for… Read More »SETECH AWARDED AT GHANA CLIMATE INNOVATION CENTER
SETECH is an innovative clean cookstoves technology provider that seeks to develop and promote innovative clean cookstoves to enhance household energy access. SETECH is developing an innovative and affordable clean biomass gasifier stove technology with a thermoelectric generator to enhance cooking as well as generate electricity for households in off-grid communities whiles cooking. The SETECH Cookstove is fuel versatile in that it can use various pellets and briquettes in its raw state or carbonized for cooking without smoke and has high thermal efficiency. SETECH hopes to promote clean cooking technologies using innovative business models that ensures energy access by low income households in rural and peri-urban areas of Ghana to… Read More »SETECH TO PROMOTE INNOVATIVE BIOMASS GASIFIER STOVES IN GHANA
Jumpstart 21 is an entrepreneurship support competition, based in Germany that offers unrestricted funding to any seed or early-stage entrepreneur with a focus on achieving positive social or environmental impact in Sub-Saharan Africa. SETECH was selected in June 2018 to benefit from the Jumstart21 mini-grant for its innovative clean cooking technologies that provide positive social and environmental impact in Ghana. SETECH was awarded the mini-grant after being taken through rigorous entrepreneurial processes and currently being considered for the Tailored funding
The SEED Awards for Entrepreneurship in Sustainable Development is an annual awards scheme designed to identify the most innovative and promising locally led start-up eco-inclusive enterprises in developing and emerging economies. Each year, multiple award categories are offered, ranging from country- or region-specific awards to SEED Low Carbon Award Winners and SEED Gender Equality Award Winners SETECH was shortlisted among the top 10% of about 900 applicants in the first stage of the SEED Awards selection process. To us at SETECH this is an honour for such an international platform to recognize our efforts in promoting innovative eco-inclusive business enhances environmental and social impact in communities.
SETECH and the Ghana Climate Innovation Center staged an exhibition at the African Climate Week held at the Accra International Conference Center to showcase innovations in clean cooking technologies being developed at SETECH. SETECH demonstrated various stoves especially with focus on biomass gasifier stoves for the clean cooking industry.
The CEO of SETECH, Mr. Lovans Owusu-Takyi as part of a community cookstoves demonstration workshop encouraged households to cook with pellets and briquettes in clean biomass gasifier stoves to improve the health and livelihoods of households in Ghana. He said biomass gasifier stoves has been seen as highly efficient over the carbonized stoves and helpful in improving the health of women and children in the households. Pellets and Briquettes are made from agro-waste and therefore reduces the overdependence on forest and trees as sources of fuel for cooking. Agro-waste can be a source of energy, therefore, closing the energy-food-environment nexus and reducing climate change by avoiding the cutting down of… Read More »COOK WITH PELLETS AND BRIQUETTES TO SAVE THE ENVIRONMENT
SETECH in partnership with ISEES with support from World Education Incorporated and Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves organized a clean cooking technology fair at the Achimota market aimed at bringing clean cookstoves solutions to the doorstep of market women to enhance adoption. At the clean cooking technology fair, SETECH and ISEES showcased a number of improved cookstoves on the market and demonstrated by cooking on the stoves and inviting market women to visit and observe and procure stoves. SETECH and ISEES staff educated women on the benefits from shifting to traditional cookstoves to improved cookstoves and encouraged many to shift to improved cookstoves technologies. Over 1000 market women were impacted… Read More »CLEAN COOKING TECHNOLOGY FAIR HELD AT ACHIMOTA MARKET TO PROMOTE CLEAN COOKSTOVES