Full Impact Potential: What are the main spread strategies moving forward? (Please consider geographic spread, policy reform, and independent replication/adoption of the idea or other mechanisms.)
Dazin success depends on increasing reach by fuel cookies factories. Dazin can rapidly increase the number of factories by build and maintain model in which the cost of establishment is done by the rural communities and households. Dazin will maintain and sell fuel cookies in urban areas by taking a royalty fee from each owner. The owner-operator is responsible for all costs and entitled to all revenues. Staff training is included in the purchase price and maintenance and repair are provided on a fee-for-service basis. Dazin aim to spread across more than 500 community forests in Bhutan.
Barriers: What barriers might hinder the success of your project and how do you plan to overcome them?
Rural customers cannot bring enough biomass resulting in low fuel production. Our Rwandan project has proven that rural households constantly bring the biomass. It is also possible that other improved stoves project ventures in Bhutan push out our operations. Unless the venture addresses fuel, it is not serious competitor, and so far all other improved stoves ventures do not use fuel-side approach. Biogas based projects provides fuel but limited feedstock in Bhutan is blocking it to expand biogas plants. For any technical issues, factory manager gets training from our Danish machine provider.