Sustainable Development Goals
Affordable and Clean Energy
Affordable energy for cooking is an essential form of energy access.
Women and Children
Using LPG reduces the use of unhealthy charcoal and kerosene which disproportionately impacts women and children; safer and more efficient use of householders’ time (no need for collecting wood and shorter cooking times); improved use of time in the home for study and work.
Improved Health Outcomes
Reducing charcoal and kerosene use results in improved air quality (particulates) within households and safer food preparation.
Climate and The Environment
Using LPG replaces charcoal, a fuel which is consuming scarce forestry resources. It reduces CO2 and black carbon emissions.
The Circle Gas target market is the urban low-income population. Our service provides meaningful savings for customers while creating thousands of high-quality jobs.
Circle Gas is investing in research and innovation in Africa which will bring cutting-edge technologies to the mass market in developing countries.
Sustainable Cities and Communities
Circle Gas focuses on dense urban areas which lack basic services infrastructure. It also helps improve the living standards for all by improving air quality and reducing dependence on often illegal charcoal sellers.
LPG and the Environment
Switching from harvested wood to LPG has profound climate mitigation impacts, as well, reducing net carbon emissions by 67% .
Demand for charcoal results in uncontrolled harvesting of woodland, leading to often illegal deforestation.
When charcoal burns, it releases black carbon, considered to be a major indoor air pollutant.
Indoor Air Pollution (IAP)
IAP can be any particulate matter which contributes to poor health outcomes and is often a result of burning charcoal and kerosene.
Gas stoves are much more energy-efficient than traditional charcoal stoves.
Health and Safety
Used properly, LPG is a safe product used by billions around the world, and in Kenya and Tanzania it is considered a fuel of choice for those who can afford it. Our customer care team ensures that LPG can be used safely in each customer home. At each visit to a customer home, safety checks are performed.
We only use Circle Gas cylinders, which comply with local and international regulation, and source high-quality piping. Only skilled employees interact with the customer at initial installation and replacement of the cooking gas cylinders so that we can ensure safety and safeguarding procedures are followed.
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Circle Gas signs Strategic Cooperation Agreement with Quectel
We have signed a Strategic Cooperation Agreement with Quectel to support bringing affordable, clean cooking to millions of low-income households Quectel is a leading supplier of IoT modules. Circle Gas (and its Chinese Zhilang Technology and Kenyan M-Gas subsidiaries) develops and provides affordable and clean pay-as-you-go (PAYG) LPG solutions for low-income households in the mass […]Read More
Circle Gas signs agreement with University of Liverpool to advance health and climate impact research
We have signed an agreement with the University of Liverpool to carry out research into the transition to clean, modern energy in Sub-Saharan Africa using our smart meter pay-as-you-go technology. Our subsidiary M-Gas is the largest PAYG LPG distributor in Kenya, and provides the technology for KopaGas, the leading PAYG LPG distributor in Tanzania. The projects will be run by the NIHR CLEAN-Air(Africa) Global Health […]Read More
Circle Gas and Safaricom extend strategic collaboration
Safaricom has expanded its collaboration with MGas, our Kenyan subsidiary, to deliver solutions that transform the lives of even more Kenyans. The relationship will enable joint technology development, expertise sharing, co-creation of solutions, and market support between the two firms.Read More
Circle Gas is adapting to COVID 19
The pandemic is creating great uncertainty for all businesses. We expect there are going to be significant and long-lasting changes to the societies we live in. It is too early to fully understand the ramifications of the pandemic, but the need for affordable and clean cooking solution, and Circle Gas services, seem as pressing as […]Read More
Clean Cooking Alliance interview CEO Volker Schultz
Our CEO Volker Schultz recently spoke with Peter George, the Clean Cooking Alliance’s Senior Director for Private Sector & Investment, about our recent the acquisition of of KopaGas's propriety technology and what this deal means for the future of the company and its contribution to scaling up clean cooking solutions in emerging markets.Read More
Circle Gas Launch at UK-Kenya Tech Hub
We announced the launch of Circle Gas and our Kenyan subsidiary MGas at the UK-Kenya Technology Hub, hosted by the Nairobi Tech Hub and the UK High Commission to Kenya. In attendance were Alok Sharma, UK Government Sectary of State for the Department of International Development, Susie Kitchens, Deputy High Commissioner and Michael Joseph, current […]Read More
Circle Gas Completes Acquisition of KOPAGAS™ Technology
Circle Gas Limited has concluded the acquisition of KopaGas’s proprietary technology in a transaction worth USD 25 million.Read More