- Country: Bangladesh
- Website: http://coolectrica.com
- Award period: March 2017 - August 2018
India-based Promethean Power Systems is introducing and selling milk chillers to dairy processors in Bangladesh that source from smallholder farmers. Promethean develops cold storage solutions for processors in areas with inconsistent electricity and where individual farmers produce relatively small quantities of milk. To expand its business into Bangladesh, Promethean is establishing a local management and technical team, identifying and developing relationships with strategic dairy processors, conducting equipment trials and monitoring the effectiveness of the milk chillers, and launching an outreach campaign explaining the benefits of cool storage for dairy.
Outcome: Promethean will provide 3,000 smallholder farmers with access to the dairy cold chain, dramatically reducing spoilage and improving quality, increasing farmers' income and the incentive to increase production.