The business of clean cooking is evolving into a viable, sustainable industry. To highlight some of the innovations, investments, and business models driving this change, the Alliance is interviewing leaders of companies working across the clean cooking sector. 

Read more below, including insights from the leadership team of India's largest clean cooking company, the creators of the first commercially scalable biodigestors in SE Asia, and the CEO who led Circle Gas to make the largest private equity deal in the clean cooking sector. 

If you’d like to suggest an executive to be featured as part of this ongoing series, please contact the Alliance Communications team at

Bringing Innovation to Biogas: An Interview with Connected Energy Managing Director Vijay Bhopal

After recently closing their Seed B funding round and bringing their total funding to USD $1.25 million, the Alliance spoke with Connected Energy Managing Director Vijay Bhopalabout about the company's growth prospects

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ASAT/SSM: Turning Simple Stoves High-Tech

The Alliance spoke with the CEOs of Advanced Studies in Appropriate Technology Lab and the Zhejiang Huiwenmei Stove Company about their long partnership and the jointly-developed Jet-Flame, a new accessory that improves combustion in wood-burning stoves.

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Greenway Appliances: Scaling to New Markets

Co-founded by Neha Juneja (2019 Alliance Woman Entrepreneur of the Year) and Ankit Mathur in 2011, Greenway Appliances has grown from a small start-up to India’s largest manufacturer of biomass cookstoves. The Alliance spoke with Juneja, Mathur, and recently named CEO Achal Mehra about the future of Greenway and the impacts of COVID-19 on their business. 

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Circle Gas: Clean Cooking's Largest Private Equity Deal to Date

In the second of a series of conversations with clean cooking industry leaders, the Alliance spoke with Volker Schultz, CEO of Circle Gas Limited, about the company's recent acquisition of KopaTech's smart meter technology that integrates pay-as-you-go options with LPG. 

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ATEC Biodigesters: From Start-up to Scale

In the first of a series of conversations with clean cooking industry leaders, the Alliance spoke with Ben Jeffreys, CEO of ATEC Biodigesters International, an Australian firm that produces, sells, and distributes the first commercially scalable biodigester in Southeast Asia. 

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