TIDE

Technology Informatics Design Endeavour (TIDE) won an Ashden Award for Sustainable Energy in 2008.

Many small businesses in India rely on wood and other biomass as their primary source of energy. TIDE has developed and adapted energy-efficient woodstoves and kilns for specific industries, including areca nut processing, silk reeling, textile dyeing, ayurvedic medicine production and food preparation. Over 10,500 stoves have been sold by TIDE and the entrepreneurs it has trained: these stoves save about 43,000 tonnes/year biomass, provide a cleaner, cooler environment for users, and often lead to significant time savings. TIDE is developing a range of stoves for large-scale cooking, and working with larger production centres in order to bring the stoves to more customers.