Interesting Reading: Biomass Cookstove Technical Report

As part of his work with the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves (GACC), Sebastian Africano, TWP’s Deputy International Director, helped contribute to this report.

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) offices of Policy and International Affairs (PI) and Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) held a meeting on January 11–12, 2011, to gather input on a proposed DOE research and development (R&D) program to address the technical barriers to cleaner and more fuel-efficient biomass cookstoves. The nearly 80 participants at the meeting evaluated DOE’s proposed goals, identified the major research challenges, and defined pathways toward technology solutions.