Ms. Svati Bhogle has done MTech (Chemical Engineering), from IIT Bombay. She has worked in Hindustan Lever Research Centre (1 yr.), Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology, Indian Institute of Science (5 yrs.) followed by a career break for about 5 years. She then founded TIDE a non-profit to bridge the gap between research and the grassroots; continues as CEO to date. She promoted Sustaintech a cookstove company and conceived CLEAN, the clean energy access network with other DRE industry leaders. Her present institutional affiliations include CEO, TIDE, Managing Director / Promoter, Sustaintech, Chairperson CLEAN and Technical Advisor, ENERGIA. She is an Ashoka Fellow and TED Fellow
In the area of clean cooking, she has developed/assisted in developing the following cookstoves (i)Sarala stove, a two pan, wood-burning stove and trained grass-root women to disseminate the same as a women’s livelihood activity. Very high acceptance of stoves. About 60,000 stoves built by women (ii) PYRO range of cookstoves for domestic and institutional cooking: These are a range of 5 natural draft cookstoves each in 3-5 different sizes for cooking on a flat plate, for frying, for tea making etc. stoves for India’s mid-day meal programme etc. About 5000 stoves sold with high social, economic and environmental programmes. (iii) She has recently been associated with the dissemination of Agni Sakhi forced draft, continuous fired, cookstove. (iv) she has also developed biomass fired dryers and kilns and is currently designing biomass fired ovens, steamers and roasters.
Key large projects implemented:
Women’s Technology Park: A facility for awareness creation, technical and enterprise training, production, incubation and marketing of energy linked products made by women. About 200 women trained in this facility. Some working there. Supported by Govt. of India
All India dissemination of Sarala stoves: Developed a grass root women’s leadership and stove construction programme for women’s empowerment. About 50 training programmes for women stove builders conducted all over India.
Biomass energy for small business: Developed and transferred technology for post harvest processing, brick making, herbal medicines preparation, pottery wares firing. About 8000 users of this technology again disseminated through grass root enterprises (Ashden award for this work).
Energy efficiency in India’s tea industry: Through this UNDP funded project transformed energy consumption patterns in India tea industry through energy audits and technical consultancy.
Some gender and energy consulting assignments and trainings:
Innovation award of Social Venture Network, USA 2014