Improved Household Charcoal Stoves in Ghana
Fuel wood and charcoal meet approximately 75% of Ghana’s fuel requirements. Approximately 69% of all urban households in Ghana use charcoal. The project described here will reduce greenhouse emissions by disseminating fuel-efficient charcoal stoves.The improved charcoal stove reduces fuel consumption by introduction of a ceramic liner that increases combustion efficiency and retains heat. The stove consists of hourglass shaped metal cladding with perforated interior ceramic liner that allows ash to fall to the collection chamber at the base. A thin layer of cement is placed between the cladding and the liner to bind the two. During use, a single pot rests at the top the stove. Based on the fuel savings number determined during the Kitchen Performance Tests (KPTs) performed by Berkeley Air Monitoring Group, the stove is 33% more fuel-efficient than traditional methods, though a ceramic liner has the potential to improve fuel-efficiency by up to 50%.
Social and Sustainability BenefitsThis project is strongly contributing to sustainable development:
Improved Health Reduced household costs Job Creation
Following a QAS approved carbon footprint calculation, this projects meets the requirements under the Quality Assurance Standard (QAS) for Carbon Offsetting. As part of this we are audited to ensure all offsets sold are retired on appropriate registries within 12 months of you purchasing.