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The ultra-clean biomass cookstove

A solution to alleviate the massive environmental degradation issue resulting from open-fire cooking in the developing countries.

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This biomass cookstove, which is a product of African Clean Energy organization, is at the vanguard of stove innovation, using gasification to smokeless burn almost any type of biomass including found fuels such as sticks and twigs, cowdung, and corn husks. Crucially, it has been designed to also burn processed biomass fuels like wood pellets and briquettes, which are made from waste materials like sawdust, forestry waste, or agricultural waste. This means customers in urban areas can be given access to sustainable fuels, replacing current unsustainable ones like paraffin and charcoal.  These  fuel sources have been proved to be incredibly inefficient– one kilo of charcoal often requires 8-12 kilos of wood, which is wholly destructive to the natural environment.

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This innovative product is created by African Clean Energy organization which is located in Lesotho, Southern Africa.

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Photo of Kévin MASSE

Great idea!

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Photo of Duong Nguyen

Thanks Kévin, I also found that this product is very interesting and helpful, especially in the agricultural and developing countries where people are currently producing lots of agricultural wastes.

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Photo of Kévin MASSE

Yes, biomass energy have been used for many years in developed countries to heat houses and public buildings but using this resource for small everyday life needs is very smart. Has this project been implemented yet?

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Yes Kévin, this project has already implemented in Africa, as per the information given above. Also, the African Clean Energy organization has offered the products globally.

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Photo of Vinh Pham

Great share Duong ! A solution that can help solving waste and energy issues at the same time.

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Thanks Vinh.

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Photo of Kévin MASSE

This is a wonderful idea that could even fit developed countries. I would not be surprised to see this product in many backyards the next few years. This product is indeed perfectly complementary to barbecues. They do not talk about the price though, hopefully it is affordable.

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