APORTES is working on developing different appropriate technologies to deliver to our communities, members and immigrants for better use of resources and to contribute to the health of us all. Part of our mission is to gather the communities in working for alternatives to a more sustainable future, and to create economic alternatives for our products and services.

Organization Type Carbon Project Developer

Contact Information

Primary Contact
Ms. Carolina Abarca
Secondary Contact
Mr. Arturo Segura
Address Santa Maria de Dota
Dota, San Jose
Costa Rica
Website www.solcolibri.com
Phone 506 2541 1960 206 240 1424
Fax 506 2541 1046
Calling/Fax Instructions

Our Focus

Primary Initiatives, Target Populations, and Scope of Work:

We are developing a project with a group of women to have a factory to build TLUD micro gasifiers, working with Paul Anderson and Art Donnelly of Seachar, in Costa Rica as a solution to the many problems created by the present use of wood and other fuels for cooking and drying goods.

Fuels/Technologies: Biogas
Sectors of Experience: Agriculture
Rural Development
Small Business
We are coffee organic farmers
Countries of Operation: Costa Rica
United States

Our Experience And Interest In The Four PCIA Central Focus Areas

Social/Cultural barriers to using traditional fuels and stoves:

In this context we are working with Nicaraguan and Ngobe (Panamanian) families in how to better use this technology (microgasifiers) to make them accessible in our every day life, together with Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica. Our purpose is to change our social structure and make these stoves part of our life systems.

Market development for improved cooking technologies:

We are trying to develop not simply a burner but a formal cook stove that could replace the old style cooking stove we have used for generations. We are trying to define how to address the sales system, by creating an easy to manage and use gasifier stove.

Technology standardization for cooking, heating and ventilation:

We do not have that kind of experience. We only have around six months on this venture.

Indoor air pollution exposure and health monitoring:

We do have an interest in learning the different ways we could measure the air pollution, in all its aspects, as a way to determine the consequences of this technology and its appropriate application.

Relevant Publications or Studies

None noted

Our Contribution to the Partnership

We will put all our efforts and creativity to become part of all the groups that are in this Partnership, to help each other and to share as much information as possible to deliver and transmit this knowledge.