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Affordable and inclusive gas solution providing clean cooking for the low-income communities

July 2021
Gallery Pay-as-you-Gas 1
Gallery Pay-as-you-Gas 1


The existing energetic offer lacks a clean, accessible and affordable option to cook, adapted to the low-income population’s needs: in Africa, electricity is often not accessible and the common use of biomass (paraffin, coal, wood) burnt in open fires is extremely harmful for the consumers' health and the environment. Gas (LPG) could be the solution improving public health, reducing air pollution, with a very low environmental footprint; but the distribution and purchase barriers are too high to let traditional LPG companies to invest on serving the low-income segment. Pay-as-you-Gas is an accessible, affordable, inclusive and eco-responsible clean cooking solution: through the implementation of dispensing gas stations in townships in South Africa -managed by local micro-entrepreneurs-, Pay-as-you-Gas is giving access to LPG gas to low-income communities, fractioning quantities via a Pay-As-You-Go patented system, and avoiding the use of expensive and polluting solutions such as coal or paraffin.

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Label Date July 28, 2021
By PayGas
From South Africa
Maturity stage Small scale commercialization
Looking For Network, Visibility, Funding

The environmental benefits

  • LPG is 50% less polluting than coal
  • 20% less CO2 emissions than heating oil
  • 50% less CO2 emissions than coal

The Financial benefits

  • For the same amount spent, LPG quantity will last 4 times longer than oil
  • €1500 net revenue redistributed to each local entrepreneurs per month

Activity Region

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South Africa,

  • Headquarters
  • Activity

Company Profile


PayGas provides gas for low income clients by adjusting the quantity of gas delivered to the price they can afford.

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Headquarters Milnerton, Cape Town, 7446, South Africa
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