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Charcoal Briquette Enterprise Development: Lessons from the Harvest Fuel Initiative


Please join us for a special webinar exploring the development and scaling up of alternative briquette fuel enterprises.  March 5th from 10 – 11:30 am Eastern Standard Time   Winrock & U.S. EPA Cook Stoves & Indoor Air  U.S. EPA | Winrock International | Webinar Archive Charcoal Briquette Enterprise Development: Lessons from the Harvest Fuel Initiative March, 5, 2014 10:00 a.m – 11:30 a.m Eastern Standard Time (EST) Charcoal briquettes made from various types of biomass feedstock have the potential to displace unsustainably produced charcoal and significantly reduce biomass consumption, but there are several factors that need to be taken into consideration before scaling … Continue reading

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PCIA Webinar: WBT and Controlled Cooking Tests in Rwanda, Laos and Bangladesh


Are you interested in learning more about stove performance field-testing? Do you want to know how fuel efficiency and emissions test results correlate between lab and field studies in Rwanda, Laos and Bangladesh?

If so, register today for the Partnership for Clean Indoor Air’s (PCIA) webinar titled “WBT and Controlled Cooking Tests in Rwanda, Laos and Bangladesh” on March 13, 2012. This is the fifth in a series of PCIA webinars devoted to stove performance testing.

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PCIA: Register for a Clean Cookstove Standard Development Webinar


In order to solicit input from stakeholders worldwide on proposed clean cookstove standards, PCIA is hosting three standard setting webinars, the first of which was held today.

Please consider participating in one of the upcoming webinars to learn more about the the voluntary, interim cookstove “Tiers of Performance” that we (PCIA) plan to finalize through the International Workshop Agreement.

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TCP and PCIA partner to publish charcoal & briquette bulletin


In the latest issue of its bulletin, the Partnership for Clean Indoor Air focuses on the fuel side of the improved cookstove equation with an in depth discussion on charcoal and briquettes.

It provides examples of the use of briquettes as a sustainable alternative to charcoal in Africa, Asia and Latin America, and provides insight into the future of charcoal stoves with inputs from leading stove testers and developers.

The bulletin also looks at the issue of sustainable charcoal production, and new research and development towards more efficient production methods and sustainable charcoal initiatives.

We’d like to thank PCIA Partner Jean Kim Chaix, Director of The Charcoal Project, who served as our guest editor for this edition and provided support and guidance on Bulletin 29’s overall content.

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So you wanna know about charcoal, eh?


* Are you considering a stove project that includes charcoal or fuel briquettes?

* Do you know why the impact of woodfuel on the environment is smaller than charcoal?

* Did you know you can create micro grids in rural areas using improved charcoal kilns?

* Did you know that Dar es Salaam consumes enough charcoal each year to fill a swimming pool as long as the distance between Paris and London?

The Charcoal Project is guest-editing the upcoming issue of the Partnership for Clean Indoor Air‘s bulletin on charcoal and alternative solid biomass fuels.

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