Monthly Archives: March 2017

The IMEPS, a new productive stove designed for small-scale food processing enterprises in rural areas

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IMEPS is an energy-efficient multi-fuel productive stove which enables up to 30% of fuelwood savings.

During the dry season, approximately 8,000 Cambodian farmers and their families rely on additional income-generating activities such as small-scale food processing (palm sugar, noodle, rice wine production), using inefficient productive stoves combined with non-renewable biomass sourcing. Beyond the environmental impact of these unsustainable practices, more and more farmers have to drop these off-season income-generating activities because of the scarcity of firewood and its rising price.

To face these social and environmental challenges, GERES developed the Improved Multi-Energy Productive Stove (IMEPS) Continue reading

Promoting the dissemination of Improved Cookstoves in Kampong Cham and Thbong Khmum provinces

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A cooking lesson to promote the improved cookstove efficiency compared to a traditional cookstove (22% less of wood consumption).

From December 2014 to December 2016, GERES conducted an AusAID-funded project aiming to introduce and promote Improved Cookstoves in Kampong Cham and Thbong Khmum provinces. The project supported the dissemination of 90,000 ICS in both regions and allowed to gather critical lessons learned for further dissemination of improved cookstoves in Cambodia.

The objective of this project was to address the prevailing barriers to ICS dissemination in Cambodia, notably among the poorest. Continue reading