Background on CleanStar Mozambique (CSM)
  • CleanStar Mozambique is an integrated food, energy and forest protection company that is rolling out a sustainable alternative to charcoal cooking fuel to 80,000 households in Maputo.
  • CSM works with rural communities to produce a wide range of agricultural crops which are then processed into food products and a bottled liquid cooking fuel in the company’s processing facilities in Sofala province.
  • CSM’s clean cooking solution (consisting of bottled cooking fuel and a modern cookstove) is sold directly to urban households through the company’s own shops in Maputo.
  • CSM has been financed by CleanStar Ventures, Novozymes, ICM and Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
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Expansion Overview
  • CleanStar is currently planning for the expansion of this business into other African cities.
*Preliminary analysis has been undertaken on the cooking fuel markets in 15 major African cities.
*During 2012, a shortlist will be finalized for investment and implementation in the 2013-2015 period.

We Welcome Proposals from Potential Partners Who Can Demonstrate:
  • Established presence in at least one major African city;
  • A track record of success operating a business in the target region;
  • Strong understanding of the target cooking fuel market; and
  • Reputation (backed up by personal references) showing commitment to responsible business conduct.

Please respond by March 12th, 2012 with
  • A cover letter introducing your business group, scope of current activities, track record, profile of shareholders and key managers
  • Executive summary of Clean Cooking investment proposal for consideration by CleanStar.

Please Direct All Correspondence to:
Azzurra Massimino, Senior Associate
CleanStar Ventures LLC
156 Fifth Ave Suite 1107, New York, NY 10010, USA
a.massimino at