This project replaces coal consumption from traditional coal burning stoves with improved clean biomass burning semi-gasifier stoves in rural households within Shanxi Province, Hubei Province and Guizhou Province in China. CO2 emissions can be avoided by reducing coal consumption. The cleaner stoves improve indoor air quality which benefits the health of the women and children.
One of the most visible signs of the urban-rural disparity in China is in the household energy sector. While cleaner-burning petroleum-based fuels are increasingly common in wealthier areas, at least 50 percent of all households still depend on solid fuels like wood or coal as an important household fuel. A practice resulting in pollution exposures that the World Health Organization estimates to be annually responsible for over 420,000 premature deaths in China alone.
What I like most about the stove, besides the convenience, is that since buying the stove I’ve saved so much money from not having to buy coal for cooking. It is wonderful, every home in our Shanxi should have one.
Li Xiaoxia, owner of a Jinqilin stove since 2009
myclimate, Impact Carbon and the China Association of Rural Energy Industry (CAREI) have partnered to alleviate the health and climate burdens found in rural China due to the inefficient and dirty use of solid fuels such as wood and coal for household energy demands. This partnership promotes the use of efficient and clean household energy technologies that can be used for cooking, heating, and water purification throughout China.
The coal used to cost us 1500 Yuan per year. Now with the biomass stove we save a lot of money and it’s more convenient. In spring we plant the seeds. The corn is then sold on the market for money and the leftovers can be used for cooking with the biomass stove.
Nie Bianyu, User of biomass stove, China
Carbon finance revenues will be reinvested into the project to directly subsidize stove purchases for rural customers that cannot afford the stoves. Carbon revenues will also be applied in social marketing campaigns, quality control measures, solidifying supply chains, and a host of other activities.
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