Publications

Quantification of the health impact of the Safi Ethanol cooker in Kenya

This Household Air Pollution study attempts to quantify the health impacts associated with the adoption of the SAFI ethanol cooker in Kenyan households as a result of reduced exposure of smoke.

A total of sixty ethanol users were selected randomly in both areas from the list of SAFI customers. And a group of sixty neighbours were selected using a propensity score matching technique to ensure they had similar kitchen volume and ventilation, household size and socio-economic status compared to the ethanol users.
The data collected shows that the use of the SAFI ethanol stoves significantly reduce Indoor Air Pollution by 28% in Kibera and by 68% in Kisumu. This in turns translate into 15 averted DALY per year for every 1000 household provided with an ethanol stove in Kibera and into 36 aDALY a year for every 1000 household provided with an ethanol stove in Kisumu.

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Black Carbon emission factor measurement for ethanol, charcoal and kerosene stove in Kibera, Kenya

This study was commissioned by ClimateCare using funding from DFID’s STARK+ initiative. The black carbon emission factor measurements were carried out in households in Kibera where ClimateCare, in collaboration with Safi International, have promoted the sale and dissemination of ethanol cookers using DFID’s funding.

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Longitudinal study of 8 improved cookstoves in Port au Prince

This report summarizes the findings of a one year USAID study of 8 charcoal stoves in Port au Prince, Haiti. Stove Use Monitoring Systems (SUMS) assessed actual use during the whole year while Kitchen Performance Tests, Indoor Air Pollution assessments and qualitative household surveys were performed on a quarterly basis to assess fuel consumption, user satisfaction, stove physical condition and many other relevant parameters.

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Predicting sustained use of charcoal stoves in Haiti

The article was published in Boiling Point #65, it provides more analysis of the Haitian longitudinal study dataset and incorporates results from Controlled Cooking Tests conducted on the same stoves. We studied how well user preferences can predict sustained use of the stove meeting those characteristics.

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Longjie biomass stove monitoring report

The report summarizes the impact of the Initiative Developpement cookstove project after two years of use by Longjie farmers. It applies the TPDDTEC methodology (from the Gold Standard foundation). Data was collected during extensive Kitchen Performance Tests and households surveys. This report is still open to comment from stakeholders until the end of April 2015.

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Longjie biomass stove project design document

This Project Design Document was prepared for the certification of the Initiative Development cookstove project by the Gold Standard Foundation. It applies the TPDDTEC methodology to assess carbon emission in the Baseline and Project scenarios. A detailed analysis of forest cover variation and of local biomass renewability was done based on satellite images. Fuel consumption reduction was measured by a paired sample Kitchen Performance Test.

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“Expanding Access to LPG in Haiti through microfinance” project design document

This Project Design Document was prepared for the certification of the Entrepreneur du Monde LPG cookstove project by the Gold Standard Foundation. It applies the TPDDTEC methodology and is based on an extensive Baseline study of households and street food vendors in the Port au Prince greater area.

 

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Sustainable Energy for Development Program of Activity Design Documents

This document was prepared for the certification of the Initiative Development umbrella carbon program “Sustainable Energy for Development”. This program will span 10 countries and will include various clean energy technologies. The documents implement the TPDDTEC methodology. Special attention has been put on the methods and equations needed to assess statistical precision achieved by the sampling effort with different complex sampling strategies. These equations were tailored for the TPDDTEC methodology. They have been developed in-house and endorsed by an expert statistician.

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