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Beyond Fire: How to Achieve Sustainable Cooking

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Friday, December 2, 2016
Toby D. Couture and David Jacobs
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This report provides an overview of the main technological pathways to fundamentally transform the cooking sector in developing countries to sustainable sources. It provides an analysis of the main technological options and an estimate of their costs and feasibility.

  1. The use of solar home systems (SHS) to power electric cooking appliances
  2. Renewably-powered mini-grids to power electric cooking appliances
  3. Distributed biogas systems powered by agricultural and other wastes
  4. Renewably-generated power to gas (P2G) for use with conventional gas stoves.