Our 29th issue focuses on the fuel side of the improved stoves equation, with an in depth discussion of charcoal and briquettes. It provides examples of the use of briquettes as a sustainable alternative to charcoal in Africa, Asia and Latin America, and provides insight into the future of charcoal stoves with inputs from leading stove testers and developers. Bulletin 29 also looks at the issue of sustainable charcoal production, and new research and development towards more efficient production methods and sustainable charcoal initiatives. We’d like to thank PCIA Partner Jean Kim Chaix, Director of The Charcoal Project, who served as our guest editor for this edition and provided support and guidance on Bulletin 29’s overall content.
Feature Articles Overview: Briquettes Compared to Traditional Fuels Partner Experience with Briquettes in: Africa (Kenya & Tanzania) Asia (Cambodia and Nepal) Latin America (Haiti) Partner Spotlight The Charcoal Project Conversations with Charcoal Stove Testers & Developers US Environmental Protection Agency Aprovecho Research Center Envirofit Prakti Design Lab Sustainable Charcoal Production and R&D Improving Traditional Charcoal Production Charcoal Production and Livelihoods in India Modernizing Production with Cogeneration Update on R&D from Colorado State University Recent Partner Activity Upcoming Events and Announcements Charcoal Fact Box