CQC has developed a flat-packed, portable version of the TLC-CQC stove branded “Stove-in-a-Box” (SiaB) to enable a high-quality version of the stove to be retailed through commercial channels for peri-urban households wherever large-scale distribution of our stove is taking place. Starting in 2020, we are asking all partners to make the stove available on a fully commercial basis to households that missed out on stoves in mass distribution.
Energy Africa (EGA) plans to manufacture a low-cost durable fan-assisted pellet fuel stove to reduce the high first cost barrier for urban households using charcoal. The FAP technology licensed from its South African designer is expected to be one third the price ex-factory of the landed cost of high-performance fan-assisted pellet stoves, enabling lower income families to afford the benefits of time and money savings of switching from charcoal to pellets. As a founding shareholder in EGA, CQC will invest in market development for the FAP in Malawi and neighboring countries over the course of the next year.
Staff Highlight Series: Simon Borcherdt
At C-Quest Capital, the heart and soul of our success lies in the dedication and passion of our exceptional team members. We are excited to kick off a series of blog posts highlighting the exceptional talent we have in this company to put a spotlight on the remarkable individuals who make our organization thrive.
Mahua Acharya Joins C-Quest Capital as Chief of Staff
C-Quest Capital (CQC), a world-leading carbon finance business dedicated to catalysing an energy transition across Africa and South Asia to mitigate climate change, is delighted to announce the appointment of Mahua Acharya as Chief of Staff.
Press Release: Shell and C-Quest Capital agree funding for an Efficient Lighting Project in India
Carbon project developer, C-Quest Capital (CQC) and Shell International Eastern Trading Company (Shell) have agreed the financing for one of the largest household efficiency projects globally. The project, dubbed ‘Project Shine I’, will replace inefficient incandescent light bulbs (ICLs) with energy efficient LED globes across disadvantaged rural, and peri-urban regions of India.
Stories of Impact: Behind Tsotso Stove, there’s a story to tell
Local Poet Sylvia Muzarrabani composed a poem titled "Behind Tsotso Stove, there's a story to tell". The poem encapsulates her feelings of how CQC's TLC Rocket Stove has transformed the lives of the people in her village.
Stories of Impact: CQC Mbaula Trophy Championship
Thousands of people, many travelling hundreds of kilometres and many hours away have made the trek to witness the finals of the CQC Mbaula Trophy Championship, C-Quest Capital’s inaugural soccer and netball tournament held in Lilongwe, Malawi.
LED’s Lighting a New Path for Future Sustainability: Part Three
In this final part of our blog series, we will hear from three regions, Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, and Bihar