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  • Hi, I’m Andy RichardsonI’d like you to think about what these kids are telling you….But first I’m going to tell you about a journey I’ve been on
  • TBN Involvement  - joined – expo – challenge – who is my neighbour?TBN has thestrapline – “Be moved, be part of the movement’’That started for me when I came to one of these conferences; later I went to Uganda on an Expo visitThat got me wondering about who my neighbour is
  • The I learned about a really big issue in the world that affects 3 billion of my neighboursIt kills nearly 2m people a year, mainly women and childrenIt causes climate change and deforestationAnd it takes up to one quarter of our neighbours’ disposable income on fuelIt’s called cooking your daily food: 3 billion people rely on biomass fuel for their daily cooking needs.
  • I run an Engineering group called Metalrax. It’s a listed PLC; actually it’s a turnaround.But I figured we might be able to design a stoveWe went through quite a few iterations to come up with the finished design – it’s a secret so if I showed you a photograph I’d have to kill you
  • Run through bulletsFinally: one of the greatest things we’ve heard from users in the field is:
  • And finally, here’s what the kids are trying to tell you – after trials where people actually realised how much charcoal they saved, we asked the families to give the stove a score out of ten
  • So what are our next steps?

Andrew Richardson, Metalrax Andrew Richardson, Metalrax Presentation Transcript

  • “And who is myneighbour?”
  • Neighbour 3 billion people 1.9 million deaths p.a. Climate change Deforestation Fuel poverty
  • ….several iterations later ?
  • Fuel-efficient Charcoal Cookstove SAVINGS 36% fuel 35% CO2 20% CO 28% time
  • Progress Staff involvement Collaboration:  CarboCo ?  The Paradigm Project Successful lab testing ? Successful field trials
  • “It’s what we’ve been asking for!”
  • Score?..….. (out of ten)
  • Next StepsFund raisingEnhance durabilityProve supply chainTest the market ?Ramp up production Andy Richardson, CEO a.richardson@metalraxgroup.co.uk