This Clean Cookstove Prevents Exposure to Harmful Cooking and Heating Fires

By: Katherine Pendrill - Jul 7, 2015
References: dazin.org & treehugger
'Dazin' has designed a clean cookstove that produces 98 percent fewer emissions than traditional open cooking fires. Across the world, nearly three billion people still rely on open fire cooking. The problem with this method of cooking is that the regular exposure to smoke is directly linked to severe health problems.

To combat smoke-related health issues, Dazin designed a smokeless cookstove that is not only cleaner, but also more efficient than open fire cooking. Rather than burning fuelwood, the clean cookstove runs on 'Fuel Cookies.' The Fuel Cookies are made from sustainable waste wood, which has been collected by rural families and brought to the Dazin facility. The Fuel Cookies are essentially clean-burning and produce about 98 percent fewer emissions than traditional open cooking fires.

Dazin is currently testing the use of the smokeless cookstoves in Tsirang, Bhutan and has already seen promising results. The hope is to eventually expand the program and help improve indoor air quality for millions of families across the world.