Providing a Clean Burning Solution
Imagine a kitchen appliance so deadly that it wiped out the entire population of West Virginia in a single year. That is exactly the situation in developing countries where 2 million people die annually from respiratory illnesses caused by smoke inhalation from unclean cookstoves. Charcoal cookstoves let off hazardous smoke and leave countries devastated from the destruction of trees to make the charcoal.
As a member of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, SHAPE is helping reverse the problems caused by charcoal stoves. In 2011, we conducted a field test with the Protos plant oil stove manufactured by Bosch and Siemens Home Appliances. We are researching other types of stoves, including a briquette cookstove. We plan to introduce clean cookstoves in Burundi and Haiti when our field tests are successfully completed.Learn More