Envirofit International

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Designing and delivering improved cookstoves and other low-emissions products for underserved populations worldwide/p>



Headquarters Fort Collins, CO, USA
Established 2003
Impact Areas Global
Type Non-profit
Energy Sectors
Business Model Types
Staff Size 70+
Annual Budget N/A
Major Funders Shell Foundation
Awards 005: Tech Museum of Innovation Award
2006: Stanford Social Innovation Review
2007: World Clean Energy Award
2007: World Bank Development Marketplace finalist, Plenty 20
2008: Rolex Award, Popular Science, Royal Award for Sustainable Technology Transfer
2009: Time Magazine Green Heroes, International Design Excellence Award, Scientific American 10, Red Herring Finalist
2010: Colorado State William E. Morgan Achievement Award


Envirofit designs low-cost energy-efficient cookstoves which reduce fuel consumption, air pollution and health hazards for users. They sell through partner organizations in India and around the world.


Energy Products/Services

Target Market

  • Users of traditional cookstoves and other polluting products in India and worldwide



Revenue Streams

  • Grants, Shell Foundation partnership, sale of products

Value Proposition

  • Envirofit is a US-registered nonprofit using market mechanisms to deliver its stoves to as many beneficiaries as possible.  It utilizes initial donations and institutional support to fund product development and early stage product commercialization, and then uses operating income to develop and expand its businesses.
  • Envirofit uses rigorous private sector product-development methodology and protocols in areas like design, validation, manufacturing, quality control, supply chain management, distribution, inventory management, and marketing.
  • Envirofit’s goal is thus to build and operate self-sustaining businesses as an entrepreneurial, commercially-driven, independent, non-profit organization.
  • Envirofit’s G-series stove uses up to 60% less fuel than other stoves and slashes toxic emissions by up to 80%.

Problem Addressed

  • 1.6 million people per year die from indoor air pollution.
  • In India 150 million people use biomass cookstoves that are polluting, inefficient, and unhealthy.

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Contact Information

Envirofit International
109 N College Ave Suite 200
Fort Collins, CO 80524
United States
( +1-970-372-2874