Technology Informatics Design Endeavour (TIDE) won an Ashden Award for Sustainable Energy in 2008.
Burning wood and other biomass can be dirty and dangerous for people and their planet. It can also be expensive. Yet for many small businesses like silk-reeling and food processing in India, biomass is the only way to produce heat. What can be done?
The solution that the NGO Technology Informatics Design Endeavour (TIDE) came up with is a clever combination of technology and sound business sense. Technology has developed a safer stove burning less fuel and generating less pollution. Business sense has not only demonstrated the cost-benefit of the stoves, but trained a network of entrepreneurs who both sell and develop them to suit different industries.
Find out more about TIDE here.