CookClean is a social entrepreneurship with a mission to
economic conditions for low-income families in Ghana and
has consequently developed a product distribution range
which includes improved cook stoves, water filters and green
CookClean produces its Improved Cook Stove
in 3 production facilities in Eastern, Ashanti and Brong
Ahafo Regions of Ghana.
Within 7 years, CookClean will provide one million families
currently suffering from water-borne and smoke-related
disease, with safe water supply and clean, efficient
The company’s project will also generate 3,000 new jobs
within the first 7 years and significantly mitigate
In the following two phases of 7 years each, the rate of
humanitarian and economic benefit will increase and a full
transformation of health conditions and kitchen practices
will be accomplished.
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CookClean has spent the last 2 year to develop an improved
cook stove “CookMate” tailored to Ghanaian needs. Kitchen
Performance Test (KPT) performed by third party,
(Undergraduate Engineering student of Oxford University)
showed 50% fuel savings as compared to the traditional
charcoal stove, called “coal pot” in Ghana.
Institute Industrial Research of Council of Scientific and
Industrial Research of Ghana conducted Water Boiling Test (WBT)
and reported that “CookMate” charcoal stove boils twice as
fast as the Traditional Coal pot and consumed half the
amount of fuel consumed by the Traditional Coal pot.
Pilot production was made in August 2011 situation and
serial production expected to be in full swing by the end of
2011. CookClean has projected to manufacture and market
130000 stoves in 2012, with staff number of 36, rising to
157 in 5 years.
CookClean Point of use Filters are locally-manufactured
Ceramic Pot filters made by pressing a mixture of clay and a
combustible material (burn-out) into the filter shape,
allowing the filter to dry, firing the product to
approximately 900°C (1652°F), thus firing out the burn-out,
and measuring the flow rate for quality control. In
addition, silver is added as a bacteriocide.
The CCL Clean Water Project provides to each community a
specific technology and service for clean water supply
matched to local conditions and financing constraints.
Initial studies undertaken with field agencies have shown
that the optimum technologies
and services are in order of priority: repair, maintenance
and administration of hand-pumps drawing clean water from
boreholes (HP), locally made or assembled point-of-use
filters (local PF), imported PF, chemical purification, and
new borehole installation. The project focuses on the first
two, HP and local PF, while continuing to research market
acceptance and feasibility/effectiveness of other options.
To enhance success of the project, CookClean embeds women
in its distribution channel as sales agents. The agents
are people living in the same communities as the
customers. This approach addresses the critical barrier of
prevailing practice and over time affects a social
transformation toward safe water consumption and
fuel-efficient and smoke-free cooking.
The project will also develop renewable
fuels such as crop residue based fuels, and bio-charcoal.
It will also disseminate heat retention cookers and
small-scale biogas units, and organise green briquette
production through Community Production Factories.
CookClean provides after-sales support for
all technologies distributed, ensuring proper use and
hygiene practices and 3rd party monitoring and auditing
will quantify usage rates, health impacts, and
effectiveness. Repairs of broken down Borehole Pumps in
The Project follows the Gold Standard
methodology for Improved Cook-Stoves and Kitchen Regimes,
Version 2, which provides a rigorous method for
measurement of emission reductions from clean water
technologies and cook-stoves, as well as the other
technologies encompassed by the project.
ClimateCare - Our Carbon Assets Developers & Managers
ClimateCare, one of the oldest and most
respected organisations in the carbon market, has a
working agreement with CookClean Ghana to develop and
manage the carbon assets of CookClean’s project in Ghana
and West Africa. Its world leading experts develop and
consult on innovative
Emission Reduction projects
globally – with a focus on Sub Saharan Africa and the
Least Developed Countries and has over 8 years' experience
of reducing CO2 emissions from domestic cooking and water
The emission reductions will be accredited
to equivalent rigour to UNFCCC standards under the CDM, by
the Gold Standard Foundation, with the additional
advantage of accreditation by the GS of the non-carbon