Who we are
Ener-G-Africa is a multi-faceted company, tackling the challenges of climate change through research and development of sustainable energy products.
Developing sustainable energy solutions
Cookstoves manufactured through 2022
Ener-G-Africa (EGA) was founded in Malawi as a solar wholesale company after recognizing the demand for quality sustainable energy products outpaced supplies in the country.
While expanding the company’s solar wholesaling capacity, we also started ABS stove distribution and started our first rural stove implementation programme with CQC.
Ener-G-Africa (EGA) furthered the partnership with CQC, resulting in an investment in the first manufacturing line of the TLCRS stove.
Stove manufacturing capacity increased by 500%, solar product sales doubled, and stove implementation programs increased by 300%.
Ener-G-Africa (EGA) launched another stove manufacturing facility in Cape Town, South Africa, the location of our new headquarters. The new line doubled production output.
Ener-G-Africa (EGA) commissioned a 15 MW per annum solar panel assembly plant at the Cape Town HQ, only the second such facility in Sub-Saharan Africa.
With eyes on the future, we are investing heavily in our capacities, concentrating on increasing the scale of manufacturing, growing our product range, and expanding the breadth of our operations.
Our second plant in Cape Town is developing designs to manufacture and sell clean and efficient Advanced Biomass Stoves for urban markets. Both EGA Malawi and South Africa will continue to produce CQC-TLC Rocket Stoves, with EGA SA adding another facility to manufacture the newly designed urban stoves.
Based at the Cape Town premises, EGA’s women-led Solar Plant assembles solar panels for use with Advanced Biomass Stoves, as well as for the regional African market and overseas exports.
Our obsession is sustainability — for us, this starts with energy but extends to every aspect of how we work. We feel that to be truly sustainable, our business must be self-reliant and vertically integrated, both upstream and downstream. The same goes with our business model, which is profit-driven to ensure market viability but also focused on building partnerships to ensure the overall growth of the industry throughout the continent. Creating more and better-quality jobs is key to boosting growth, reducing poverty, and increasing social cohesion.
Co-Founder and CEO
Andre Moolman has 25 years of experience managing programs and leading large business units in Malawi and South Africa. After co-founding EGA in 2017, he has spearheaded the expansion of the company, turning it into a multi-national with a presence across the African continent. Andre is based in Cape Town, South Africa.
Co-Founder and Africa CEO
Richard Bunderson is a serial entrepreneur, having a passion for ambitious, first-of-a-kind initiatives that will have a positive impact in Africa. Prior to co-founding Ener-G-Africa in 2017, he developed commercial forestry operations and utility-scale solar projects as part of a drive to bring sustainable energy solutions to the continent. Richard is based in Lilongwe, Malawi.
Co-founder and Chairman
Ken Newcombe is the CEO of C-Quest Capital and was previously the Managing Director at Goldman Sachs in the Fixed Income, Currency and Commodities Division in New York; Vice-Chair and Co-manager of Carbon Markets for Climate Change Capital. Before joining the private sector, Ken pioneered the global carbon trade; launching and managing in the World Bank eight carbon funds with one billion dollars under management.
Board Member and Director
Mark Woodall is the Chief Investment Officer of C-Quest Capital and is an entrepreneur, investor, adviser and board member. Mark has led the development and financing of renewable energy, carbon, and clean technologies for over 25 years. He founded and led two specialist investment banking firms focused on the lowcarbon economy, where he raised the world’s largest private-sector carbon fund (over $1 billion) in 2005 and served as the Chair of the Investment Committee.