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Electric Pressure Cookers

Cooking is essential for human health and productivity, but the market for appropriately designed, energy efficient off- and weak-grid electric pressure cookers remains nascent.

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2020 Global LEAP Awards Electric Pressure Cooker Competition

The Global LEAP Awards will launch the first-ever competition for appropriately designed, highly energy efficient electric pressure cookers suitable for use in off- and weak-grid settings in January 2020.

Winners and Finalists of the 2020 Global LEAP Awards Electric Pressure Cooker competition will be eligible for up to $200,000 in innovation prizes as well as results-based financing to support bulk procurement.

Sign up for the Global LEAP Awards newsletter and check back here soon for the full competition terms and conditions, test methodology, and nominations form.

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Three billion people around the world depend on food cooked over polluting, open fires or inefficient stoves. Exposure to household air pollution from burning wood, charcoal, coal and kerosene is a leading risk factor for diseases. Furthermore, emissions from household cooking are a significant source of ambient air pollution and a major contributor to climate change.

Electric pressure cooking provides a wide range of benefits, from reducing carbon emissions and personal exposure to harmful pollutants, to lowering the burden of disease associated with household air pollution.

Electric pressure cookers, however, are one of the most challenging off-grid appliances to design and develop to be both energy efficient, cost-effective, and high functioning to meet individual needs and cooking preferences. Therefore, the global market remains in the early stages of development, leaving consumers and the environment exposed to harmful pollutants.

In 2020, the Global LEAP Awards will launch the first-ever competition for appropriately designed, highly energy efficient electric pressure cookers suitable for use in off- and weak-grid settings, and help companies, investors, and others make more informed procurement decisions.