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Fuel efficient cookstoves in Honduras
This small-scale project, run locally in Honduras by Envirofit, involves the distribution of 300,000 fuel-efficient cookstoves in households across the country.
Because the new cookstoves improve heat transfer efficiency (reducing the amount of wood required to cook a meal), the project reduces the demand for biomass fuel, leading to a reduction in the rate of deforestation connected to wood consumption. The corresponding reduction in use of the original, less efficient stoves yields a reduction in emissions from fuel combustion – improving air quality within the home, and reducing emissions of the harmful gases that contribute to climate change.