SMEFUNDS is an international non-profit organization working to end poverty through the promotion of sustainable enterprise development in Africa. SMEFunds promotes the one-on-one lending approach to organizations, individuals and social investors; specifically helping the working poor to start up profitable small businesses through micro-lending. SMEFunds’ GeFiofuels project is providing low cost, clean and safe energy for household’s at bottom of the economic pyramid.
Addax Bioenergy, a subsidiary of the diversified investment group, AOG, is developing a Greenfield renewable energy and agriculture project at Makeni, Sierra Leone, that will producebio-ethanol forexport to Europe and for domestic use, and “green” electricity for approximately 20 percent of the national grid. Initiated in 2008, the project will become operational in 2013. The project aims to become a model for sustainable investment in Africa, through the respect of strict sustainability standards and the introduction of innovative social solutions.
Quinvita (formerly D1 Oils Plant Science) is a novel industrial crop technology company and is at the forefront of the application of state-of-the-art plant science and agronomy to Jatropha curcas L. Quinvita is committed to create value through R&D and professionalization of novel sustainable industrial crops. Member since: May 2009
Novozymes is a bio-innovation company using biotechnology to improve the use of resources in more than 40 industries around the world, including biofuels. Member since: November 2009
Project Gaia, Inc and Gaia Association (Ethiopia) are part of a global initiative developing and promoting clean-cooking ethanol stoves for disadvantaged and marginalised people who suffer poor health and mortality from cooking over polluting fires. Member since: December 2009
Scania is a world leading supplier of optimised heavy trucks and buses, engines and services, that provide the best total operating economy for our customers. Scania is since long committed to the development ofsustainable transport solutions, like ‘Ecolution by Scania’, a set of products and services that minimise fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. Ecolution in combination with Scania’s unique product range of transport applications for all the three major commercial biofuels – bioethanol, biodiesel and biogas – provide substantial CO2 savings – here and now. Member since: January 2011
Hart Energy is one of the world’s largest energy industry publishers, with a diverse array of informational products and services. Since 1973, Hart has been recognized for its expert coverage of the global energy industry through its highly respected, award-winning magazines, newsletters and directories, conferences, consulting services and online resources. With representation in the upstream, midstream, and downstream sector, Hart Energy takes the lead in providing original and timely data through its numerous products and services. Member since: July 2011
CleanStar Mozambique is an integrated food, energy and forest protection business focused on serving a restorative and socially useful role in addressing the interconnected downward spiral of poverty, biodiversity loss and degraded family health that exists across much of rural Africa. To achieve this, they utilise the strong and growing urban demand for food and household energy as tools to drive ecosystem restoration and community development, working with smallholder cultivation partners in a manner that delivers fair returns to their shareholders. CleanStar Mozambique has an unswerving focus on innovation, sustainability and scalability. They are commercially operated, with investors and partners from Europe, Australia, Africa and the United States. Member since: June 2012
BiogasPower is a leading South African developer of biogas projects. The Company was established as Biobag Power in 1998 by Shelby Tyne and Derrick Hilton. The name was changed to BiogasPower CC in February 2009 with the 50% of the shares being purchased by Selectra. Selectra has subsequently acquired the total shareholding. Today, BiogasPower is at the cutting edge of Anaerobic Digestion in Africa, just as it was when it was founded with the first successful commercial scale digestion of chicken manure. Member since: September 2012
SWEEM Timber and Wood Products Ltd implements activities/projects that foster sustainable development and reduce greenhouse gas emissions through: 1) Promoting biomass briquette production using forestry and agricultural wastes; 2) Improving community access to clean and efficient biomass cook stoves; 3) Networking with other players and partners to introduce and distribute newly improved clean cook stoves to the local communities. Member since: May 2013.
PANGEA Sustainability Partners:
1% for the Planet is a not for profit organisation that requires member companies to donate 1% of their annual sales to positive environmental change. This 1% is then distributed among non-profit organisations for environmental initiatives and projects. Recognising its contribution to promoting environmental sustainability PANGEA became a beneficiary of 1% for the Planet in October 2013.
Roundtable for Sustainable Biofuels (RSB) is an international initiative coordinated by the Energy Center at EPFL in Lausanne that brings together farmers, companies, non-governmental organizations, experts, governments, and inter-governmental agencies concerned with ensuring the sustainability of biofuels production and processing. PANGEA joined RSB in April 2009 and is an active member of Chamber 2 (Industrial Biofuel Producers).
Bonsucro (formerly the Better Sugarcane Inititiative) is a global multi-stakeholder non-profit initiative dedicated to reducing the environmental and social impacts of sugar cane production. It aims to achieve this with a Standard that measures these impacts accurately, and with the development of a system to certify that sustainable practices are being adhered to. Member since: 2009
The Partnership for Clean Indoor Air (PCIA) is a network of +400 public and private organisations that are contributing their resources and expertise to improve health, livelihood, and quality of life by reducing exposure to indoor air pollution, primarily among women and children, from household energy use. PCIA focuses on four priority areas which have proved to be essential elements for sustainable household energy and health programs in developing countries: (i) Meeting Social/Behavioral Needs; (ii) Developing Local Markets; (iii) Improving Technology Design and Performance; and (iv) Monitoring Impacts of Interventions. Member since: March 2011
The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves is a new public-private initiative to save lives, improve livelihoods, empower women, and combat climate change by creating a thriving global market for clean and efficient household cooking solutions. The Alliance’s ‘100 by 20’ goal calls for 100 million homes to adopt clean and efficient stoves and fuels by 2020, toward a long-term vision of universal adoption of clean and efficient cooking solutions. The Alliance will work in cooperation with other leading non-profit organizations, foundations, academic institutions, corporate leaders, governments, and UN agencies to help overcome the market barriers that currently impede the production, deployment, and use of clean cookstoves in the developing world. PANGEA has been a GACC Champion since April 2011.