Second phase of Kenyan ethanol cookstoves project launched

January 31, 2018 |

In Kenya, the Daily Nation newspaper reports that the second phase of the Samsung ethanol cookstoves project has been launched where 12,000 stoves will be distributed at a subsidized price among the Kakuma refugee camp in an attempt to reduce negative environmental and health impacts resulting from cooking with charcoal stoves. One of the leading causes of deforestation in the country is the use of trees to produce charcoal for cooking. About 80% of urban populations use charcoal for cooking.

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