Tag: cookstove

Second phase of Kenyan ethanol cookstoves project launched

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 […]

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Study shows that using ethanol cookstoves has positive impact on birth outcomes

Study shows that using ethanol cookstoves has positive impact on birth outcomes

January 4, 2018 |

In Washington, a new study released today by the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, which is hosted at the United Nations Foundation, has found that replacing traditional cookstoves that burn wood and kerosene with clean-burning ethanol cookstoves can have a positive impact on birth outcomes, further evidence of the link between clean cooking and improved health. After controlling […]

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Burn better, cook faster, save $$: the quest for an efficient African cookstove

Burn better, cook faster, save $$: the quest for an efficient African cookstove

May 31, 2017 |

By 2050, Africa will need 2.9 billion tons of wood per year to provide cooking fuel for its population, and according to the FAO it will require 771 million hectares of woody biomass cultivation to support that demand, and Africa only has 649 million hectares of forest if no one cuts any down in the […]

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POET to supply Haiti with ethanol for cookstoves through Project Gaia

POET to supply Haiti with ethanol for cookstoves through Project Gaia

February 1, 2015 |

In Haiti, POET has partnered with Project Gaia to replace wood-burning stoves with clean, ethanol-fueled cook stoves. The first 6,200 gallons of POET’s ethanol cleared Haitian customs at the end of 2014. Founder and Executive Chairman of the Board Jeff Broin donated approximately 12,000 gallons of ethanol to jumpstart the project. Dometic, another partner in […]

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Biobased Briquettes, not Bombs, for the Taliban?

Biobased Briquettes, not Bombs, for the Taliban?

December 10, 2012 |

Could biomass briquette mills and improved cook stoves undermine the Taliban — for one percent of what the US now spends? From time to time, we report on correspondence exchanged with our veterans and serving men and women in the field, on the subject of the strategic and tactical opportunities in biofuels and bioenergy. This […]

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