Posted by: africanpressorganization | 14 January 2015

Launch of new ethanol stoves project could change cooking in Kenya for Good


 

Launch of new ethanol stoves project could change cooking in Kenya for Good

 

NAIROBI, Kenya, January 14, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Launch of new ethanol stoves project could change cooking in Kenya for Good

 

What: Launch of new ethanol stoves project could change cooking in Kenya for Good

Date: 15 January 2015

Time: 10am

Venue: Safi Offices, Kibera

 

ClimateCare Directors Tom Morton and Edward Hanrahan will be joined by Lisa Phillips, Head of DFID, Kenya in Kibera tomorrow,15 January, to launch a revolving fund that will allow residents to purchase clean burning ethanol stoves at an affordable price. The stoves, designed and distributed by Safi International, will change the way people in Nairobi cook, for good.

 

Every year in Kenya, 14,300 people die from exposure to toxic fumes from cooking and heating their homes on open fires and rudimentary stoves. Thanks to this innovative project, ethanol, a bi-product of Kenya’s successful sugar industry, is set to change this. Ethanol is a clean burning, renewable fuel. Replacing charcoal with ethanol fuel cuts out indoor air pollution, saving lives and lowers greenhouse gas emissions helping to tackle climate change.

 

The media will have an opportunity to :

 

• Hear about the background to the project and the innovative financial models that make it possible.

• See the ethanol stoves demonstrated and visit households using the stoves.

• Interview representatives from ClimateCare to understand how this innovative project will help create a new market for ethanol stoves and benefit communities across Kenya and beyond.

 

SOURCE 

Department for International Development (DFID)


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