The Biobased A List: Biobased Cookstoves and the Himalayas
by Jim Lane (Biobased Digest) …In Nepal, the Himalayan Stove Project — a US-based charity— is distributing free, clean-burning, highly efficient cookstoves in the Trans-Himalayan region. These stoves burn biomass fuel – typically wood or dung, the same fuels now being used, but using up to 80% less.
It’s one of a number of initiatives globally to deploy cookstoves in place of traditional open cooking fires (or, in Africa, the traditional three-stone fire). One of the best-known of the projects, globally, is the Cleanstar Mozambique project – which counts Novozymes as a signature partner. In that case, traditional cooking fuel is replaced with an ethanol cookstove, which has a transformative impact on emissions. READ MORE