Creating global impact with Mimi Moto

Globally 2.6 billion people rely on traditional polluting fuels for cooking. There is an urgent need for a scalable, profitable business model that enables peri-urban/urban households to afford the cleanest cooking technologies on the market, helping them to move away from expensive, unhealthy and environmentally damaging ways of cooking.

How Mimi Moto’s Tool and Fuel model meets these needs is explained in the video.

Health

Cooking with wood, charcoal and kerosine has serious and negative impact on the health of millions. These cooking practices produce high levels of household air pollution leading to 4 million premature deaths annually from respiratory illness, cardiovascular diseases and cancer, as well as serious injuries from scalding, burns and poisoning. These negative effects are particularly high among women and young children, who spend the most time near the domestic hearth.

Independent lab testing by Colorado State University Engines and Energy Conversion Laboratory confirmed that Mimi Moto reaches the highest rating (ISO-Tier 4) on Efficiency and Emissions which means it is just as clean as cooking with LPG.

A field study in Rwanda by North Carolina State University researchers finds that Mimi Moto with pellets have the potential to provide health benefits far above previously tested biomass stoves and approaching modern fuel stoves (e.g., LPG). In-home measurements of Mimi Moto and traditional stoves showed reductions in PM2.5 emissions by 97% compared to Wood, and 89% compared to Charcoal. CO emissions were reduced by 87% compared to Wood, and 96% compared to Charcoal. Consistent with ISO tiers 4 and 5 for PM2.5 and CO.

Climate

120 megatons of climate pollutants are emitted every year from cooking over open fires and inefficient stoves. 25% of black carbon emissions come from household energy use and up to 34% of woodfuel harvested globally is unsustainable, contributing to forest degradation and climate change.

One Mimi Moto stove saves 4 to 5 Tons of CO2 emissions annually compared to traditional cooking methods.  When pellets are produced from renewable sources, such as agricultural or biomass waste the climate impacts of the Tool and Fuel system is negligible. The 90% reduction of biomass needed for cooking saves 3800kg of wood annually, making  it possible to stop deforestation and regenerate a countries forest cover.

Household Impact

Switching to Mimi Moto has a major positive impact on a household level. It saves woman a substantial amount of time every day that can be used for social activities, education or extra income generation. Compared to charcoal and LPG households can save up to 50% on their fuel bill.

Everything will stay clean when cooking with pellets, no dirty hands from charcoal, sooty pots or smelly smoky clothes. Because of the cleanliness of Mimi Moto there is no need to cook in the blackened kitchen, but cooking can be moved to the living area without discomfort.

Impact to Scale 

While the number of households accessing such fuels as LPG and electricity has grown over the past decade, the absolute number of people cooking with wood and charcoal has also increased. This is due, in part, to access interventions not keeping pace with population growth in communities that primarily use biomass and charcoal in traditional stoves.

The Tool and Fuel model offers a Scalable, Local and Affordable solution for millions people currently left behind.

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Sustainable development goals 

Clean Cooking is a key driver of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).  By developing a thriving market for clean and efficient cookstoves and fuels, we can transform the way the world cooks, saving lives, improving livelihoods, empowering women, and protecting the environment simultaneously. Mimi Moto’s Tool and Fuel model directly deliver gains across 12 of the SDGs and contribute to an enabling environment for achieving the entire SDG Agenda of 2030.

Clean cooking solutions are a part of basic services necessary to lead a healthy and productive life and saves households time and money.

Efficient cookstoves like Mimi Moto reduce the amount of fuel needed to cook by 85%, thus reducing the burden on families who would otherwise have to collect it, buy it, or trade it, or trade their food for it.

Mimi Moto with pellets reduces emissions by 99% compared to traditional ways of cooking. Eliminating the burden of disease associated with household air pollution and improving well-being especially for women and children.

Children, particularly girls, are often kept out of school so that they can contribute to household tasks, like cooking and collecting fuel. Mimi Moto cooks much faster and needs less fuel, freeing up time for education and school.

Unpaid work, including collection fuel and cooking, remain a major cause of gender inequality.

Clean cooking is essential to addressing energy poverty and ensuring sustainable energy security for billions of people. Mimi Moto’s Tool and Fuel system is able to serve these people.

Energy access enables enhanced productivity and inclusive economic growth. Mimi Moto’s Tool and Fuel system offers many local green job opportunities.

Mimi Moto’s Tool and Fuel system is a new innovative system which will create a new local fuel industry to replace the polluting traditional fuel industries while maintaining jobs.

Clean cooking addresses household and ambient air pollution, resource efficiency and climate vulnerability.

Efficient use of available resources is essential to provide for a growing population. Converting biomass to a pellet cooking fuel creates a circular economy lowering the global material footprint.

Up to 25% of black carbon emissions come from burning solid fuels for household energy needs. Mimi Moto + pellets saves 4 to 5 Tons of CO2 emission annually, helping to combat climate change.

Up to 34% of woodfuel harvested is unsustainable, contributing to forest degradation, deforestation and climate change. Mimi Moto using pellets made from waste biomass saves up to 3800kg of wood annually.