MECS ECO competition funds 14 projects to the value of £826,000 to facilitate greater uptake

and understanding of opportunities for the use of efficient electric cooking appliances

The Modern Energy Cooking Services (MECS) Electric Cooking Outreach (ECO) challenge fund competition is to provide over £826,000 of funding to 14 projects as part of the MECS programme’s aim to rapidly accelerate the transition to clean cooking on a global scale. 

This support for clean cooking is urgent. Currently, over a third of the world’s population cook with biomass fuels, such as charcoal and wood, which have severe health impacts for users. The air pollution they cause leads to around four million premature deaths each year – primarily among women and children.