Proceedings

Please note, the PCIA website is now a legacy site. The resources that were produced over the past 10 years of the Partnership are still accessible on this website. However, the content is no longer being updated as of June 1, 2012. New Winrock/USEPA webinar proceedings from June 2012 – March 2013 can be found at http://www.pciaonline.org/webinars. They will be housed there temporarily while the full Winrock/EPA Cookstoves and Indoor Air website is being developed.

ISO International Workshop on Clean and Efficient Cookstoves

An International Standards Organization (ISO) International Workshop Agreement (IWA) was finalized and unanimously affirmed by more than 90 stakeholders present at the ISO International Workshop on Cookstoves February 28 – 29, 2012 in The Hague, Netherlands. The IWA provides guidance for rating cook stoves on four key performance indicators: fuel use/efficiency, total emissions, indoor emissions, and safety. A draft of the IWA is posted as the last attachment below.

Click here to read the full announcement about the IWA process and achievements

See below for the full workshop proceedings. All presentations are also linked from the Agenda -- a blue line indicates a presentation link.

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ISO-Workshop-Agenda-Final.pdf149.92 KB
1-Heising-HHEpanel-Overview.pdf545.84 KB
2-Bruce-HHEpanel-Health.pdf889.11 KB
3-Bond-HHEpanel-Climate.pdf931.75 KB
4-Derby-PCIA.pdf491.41 KB
5-Muthiah-Alliance.pdf605.68 KB
6-Mitchell-Importance-of-Standards.pdf279.81 KB
7-Owen-ANSI-Global-Standardization-Systems.pdf312.19 KB
8-Seitz-Intro-ISO-and-IWA.pdf321.81 KB
9-DeFoort-Building-on-Lima-Consensus.pdf702.77 KB
10-Performance-Measures-web.pdf1.84 MB
ISO-IWA-Cookstoves.pdf192.05 KB

Webinar: Test Results of Cook Stove Performance

On January 12, 2012, PCIA hosted a webinar discussing the new PCIA publication “Test Results of Cook Stove Performance” documenting the performance of 18 widely disseminated stove models with leading cook stove researchers, Nordica MacCarty and Dean Still of Aprovecho Research Center.

During this webinar, Nordica MacCarty and Dean Still gave an overview of the laboratory test methods and shared the test results of 18 household cook stoves and fuels, including wood-burning stoves with and without chimneys, wood-burning stoves with electric fans, charcoal stoves, liquid-fuel stoves and a solar cooker. The testing evaluated fuel economy, emissions, safety and cost.

The purpose of this webinar was to:
• Understand the goals for implementing a laboratory study of stove performance;
• Discover the most surprising findings and the biggest challenges;
• Gain insights on the impact of stove design on stove performance to apply to your own stove program;
• Learn how to use standard test methods; and
• Interact with Nordica and Dean through instant polling and Q&A.

You can view the full recording of the event. Slides from the webinar and Questions and Answers are available in pdf format below. For more information on Aprovecho Research Center, please see their PCIA Partner Profile at http://www.pciaonline.org/aprovecho.

The Test Results of Cook Stove Performance document will be available for a short time to view HERE and thereafter, copies can be requested by emailing moderator@pciaonline.org.

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PCIA_Jan12_Webinar_Test_Results.pdf2.35 MB
PCIA_QA_Webinar_Test_Results_Jan12.pdf375.4 KB

Webinar: Perspectives - Allocating Carbon Revenue

On December 15, 2011 PCIA hosted a webinar titled "Perspectives: Allocating Carbon Revenue", the fourth and final webinar in a series of PCIA and The Gold Standard Foundation webinars as part of our efforts to increase the number of cook stove projects in the CDM, Gold Standard and voluntary carbon markets.

As a roundtable discussion, panelists shared their experiences, lessons learned and best practices related to issues involved with the financial implementation of cook stove projects in the global carbon markets.

The purpose of this webinar was to:
• Various carbon revenue allocation models and the trade-offs associated with each model;
• The role of local partners and how to structure effective relationships with them;
• Ideas for overcoming challenges due the lack of transparency in the voluntary market.
• The biggest risks involved in implementing a cook stove project as a carbon offset project; and
• The various uses of carbon revenues to promote stove adoption.

You can view the full recording of the event. Slides from the webinar and Questions and Answers and moderator and panelist biographies are available in pdf format below. For more information on the Gold Standard Foundation, please see their PCIA Partner Profile at http://www.pciaonline.org/gold-standard-foundation.

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PCIA Dec 15 _Perspectives_Allocating_Carbon_Revenue.pdf1.25 MB
December_15_GS_4_Webinar_Q_A_Document_all_1-26-12.pdf322.63 KB
December 15 PCIA Webinar_Panelist Bios.pdf275.7 KB

PCIA Workshop: Stove Design and Performance Testing with Aprovecho Research Center, VERC, Bangladesh

November 30th - December 3rd, 2011

In December 2011, Aprovecho Research Center conducted a PCIA-sponsored Workshop on Stove Design and Performance Testing, organized with and facilitated by Winrock International, giving workshop participants the opportunity to learn how to improve cooking technology and how to test, evaluate and improve stove models.

This interactive and collaborative training included presentations, discussions, hands-on testing, data analysis exercises, and qualitative/survey exercises. Aprovecho provided in-depth explanations of the Water Boiling Test (WBT), the Controlled Cooking Test (CCT) and the Kitchen Performance Test (KPT), and provided hands-on training on conducting the WBT and CCT. Participants also learned about General Design Principles for clean burning stoves and improved institutional stove options. Participants had the opportunity to perform the WBT several times, and with guidance from Aprovecho use the performance data from each round to improve stove designs before retesting.

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2011_Bangladesh_Aprovecho_Workshop_Agenda.pdf147.29 KB
2011_Bangladesh_Aprovecho_Workshop_OpeningPresentation.pdf1.88 MB
2011_Bangladesh_Aprovecho_Workshop_StovePerformanceTesting.pdf1.59 MB
2011_Bangladesh_Aprovecho_Workshop_EmissionsEquipment.pdf374.79 KB
2011_Bangladesh_Aprovecho_Workshop_WBT.pdf3.89 MB
2011_Bangladesh_ Aprovecho_Workshop_Day1_Recap.pdf584.84 KB
2011_Bangladesh_Aprovecho_Workshop_StoveDesign.pdf3.42 MB
2011_Bangladesh_Aprovecho_Workshop_Day2_Recap.pdf418.54 KB
2011_Bangladesh_Aprovecho_Workshop_CCT.pdf933.12 KB
2011_Bangladesh_Aprovecho_Workshop_Day3_Recap.pdf750.48 KB

Webinar: Case Studies - Gold Standard in Practice

On November 21, 2011 PCIA hosted a webinar titled "Case Studies: Gold Standard in Practice", the third webinar in a series of PCIA and The Gold Standard Foundation webinars as part of our efforts to increase the number of cookstove projects in the CDM, Gold Standard and voluntary carbon markets.

This Case Studies webinar walked participants through the details of cookstove projects that have successfully navigated the Gold Standard project cycle from the Local Stakeholder Consultation to issuance. Participants heard directly from two successful project developers, Impact Carbon and Proyecto Mirador, on their experience with the Gold Standard process and lessons learned.

The purpose of this webinar was to:

  • Apply the fundamentals learned in the previous two webinars "An Introduction to The Gold Standard" and "Innovations in GS Methodology."
  • Learn about the most common pitfalls from the project developer's perspective.
  • See examples of best practices in cookstove projects.
  • Interact with award-winning Gold Standard project developers.

You can view the full recording of the event. Slides from the webinar and Questions and Answers are available in pdf format below. For more information on the Gold Standard Foundation, please see their PCIA Partner Profile at http://www.pciaonline.org/gold-standard-foundation.

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PCIA_Nov21_The_Gold_Standard_in_Practice.pdf2.36 MB
PCIA_QA_Webinar_Nov21.pdf416.63 KB

Webinar: Innovations in Version 3 of the Gold Standard Methodology

On September 27, 2011, PCIA hosted the second of a series of PCIA and Gold Standard Foundation webinars on Carbon Financing in an effort to increase the number of cookstove projects in the CDM, GS and voluntary carbon markets.

The Gold Standard Foundation’s Deputy Technical Director, Abhishek Goyal, discussed the fundamentals of their new and innovative VER methodology for cookstove projects. The consolidated and integrated methodology builds on existing Gold Standard improved cookstove methodologies, but the scope has been expanded to address greenhouse gas emissions from non-domestic applications, such as water purification technologies.

The purpose of this webinar was to:

• Learn the fundamentals of this new methodology;
• Help participants determine whether this methodology is right for their projects; and
• Provide practice tips for applying this new methodology to projects.

For more information you can view a full recording of the event. Slides from the webinar and Questions and Answers are available in pdf format below. For more information on the Gold Standard Foundation, please see their PCIA Partner Profile at http://www.pciaonline.org/gold-standard-foundation.

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PCIA_Sept27_Webinar_Innovations_in_GS_Methodology.pdf951.81 KB
PCIA_QA_Webinar_Sept27.pdf173.39 KB

Webinar: An Introduction to the Gold Standard

On September 8, 2011, PCIA hosted the first of a series of PCIA and Gold Standard Foundation webinars on Carbon Financing in an effort to increase the number of cook stove projects in the CDM, GS and voluntary carbon markets.

The presenter, Ms. Lisa M. Rosen of the Gold Standard Foundation, provided basics on the Gold Standard, its project cycle, rules and regulations and more information on its NGO Supporter Network. This webinar also discusses the tools and resources available to help you decide whether carbon finance is appropriate for your project and how to successfully access it.

For more information you can view a full recording of the event. Slides from the webinar and Questions and Answers are available in pdf format below. For more information on the Gold Standard Foundation, please see their PCIA Partner Profile at http://www.pciaonline.org/gold-standard-foundation.

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PCIA_Sept8_Webinar_Intro_to_the_Gold_Standard.pdf2.44 MB
PCIA_QA Webinar_Sep8_GoldStandard.pdf408.61 KB

Webinar: Impacts of Household Fuel Consumption for Biomass Stove Programs in India, Nepal and Peru

On August 11, 2011, PCIA hosted a webinar discussing the results of the EPA-funded Kitchen Performance Test (KPT) training and technical assistance program supporting Partner organizations in India, Nepal and Peru.

Michael Johnson of Berkeley Air Monitoring Group discussed KPT basics, gave an overview of the training and field testing, presented results from each country, and provided ways to use the KPT results to enhance programmatic performance, and key recommendations for strengthening stove performance monitoring. The purpose of this webinar was to:

• Share the methods used and results of the program
• Equip Partners with insights on the value of field testing and how to apply to their own program
• Discuss recommendations for increasing field assessments to better characterize 'real-world' performance
• Motivate Partners to increase testing capacity and report results

For more information you can view a full recording of the event. Slides from the webinar and Questions and Answers are available in pdf format below.

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Aug11-Webinar-QandA-document-final.pdf331.85 KB
PCIA_Aug11_Webinar_FieldTestResults_FINAL.pdf2.3 MB

PCIA Workshop: Stove Design and Performance Testing with Approvecho Research Center, Laos

March 14-26, 2011, Laos

In March 2011, Aprovecho Research Center conducted a PCIA-sponsored Workshop on Stove Design and Performance Testing giving workshop participants the opportunity to learn how to improve cooking technology and how to test, evaluate and improve stove models. Aprovecho Research Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation dedicated to researching, developing and disseminating appropriate technological solutions for meeting the basic human needs of refugees and impoverished people and communities in poorer countries. ARC’s goal is to help relieve suffering, improve health, enhance safety, and reduce adverse impacts on the environment. ARC has been especially dedicated to creating effective cooking and heating systems using biomass fuels.

At the workshop, participants learned the importance of testing stoves and the various monitoring tools and performance tests available for monitoring and evaluating stove performance. Participants learned about the emissions monitoring tools, the Portable Emissions Monitoring System (PEMS) and Indoor Air Pollution Meter (IAP), and the the various stove tests, the Water Boiling Test (WBT), the Controlled Cooking Test (CCT) and the Kitchen Performance Test. Participants received hands on training on conducting WBT and CCT on their project stoves. Participants also learned about General Design Principles for clean burning stoves and received hands on training on how to make design changes to improve their stoves and testing their design changes using the WBT and CCT tests.

Please find below the Agenda and the Presentations from the Workshop.

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2011_Laos_Aprovecho_Workshop_Agenda.pdf54.83 KB
2011_Laos_Aprovecho_Workshop_StovePerformance.pdf832.5 KB
2011_Laos_Aprovecho_Workshop_EmmissionEquipment.pdf284.13 KB
2011_Laos_Aprovecho_Workshop_WBT.pdf3.16 MB
2011_Laos_Aprovecho_Workshop_CCT.pdf645.18 KB
2011_Laos_Aprovecho_Workshop_CCT_Bentson.pdf1.31 MB
2011_Laos_Aprovecho_Workshop_CCT-WBT.pdf1.79 MB
2011_Laos_Aprovecho_Workshop_KPT.pdf853.27 KB
2011_Laos_Aprovecho_Workshop_StoveDesign.pdf2.09 MB

5th Biennial Partnership for Clean Indoor Air Forum

February 21-26, 2011, Lima Peru

Some 351 Partners from 40 countries gathered at the 5th Biennial Partnership for Clean Indoor Air Forum in Lima, Peru February 21-26 for a one day kick-off event highlighting the government of Peru’s national stove campaign, and five days of dynamic workshops, technical presentations and case studies from successful programs around the world. Topics covered include stove performance standards and testing, monitoring and evaluation, recent research outcomes, carbon financing, expanded commercial markets, community engagement and much more. As has been the case with each Forum, this Forum grew substantially from previous years, making it the largest gathering of household energy and health practitioners, leaders and experts focused on clean and efficient cooking technologies and fuels to date. Please visit the 2011 Forum Proceedings Page for more information.