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Novotera's Hybrid Biochar Cooking Stove: Clean Cooking and Economic Opportunity

September 3rd, 2012 | by Jeff McIntire-Strasburg

Clean cooking stoves address multiple problems created by traditional indoor cooking in the developing world: they reduce the amount of smoke and soot that leads to respiratory disease, they cut deforestation rates, and they lighten the carbon impact of food preparation. Canadian social enterprise Novotera has added a further benefit to this technology: its PlanetStove also creates economic opportunities for users because it creates charcoal from the wood users "burn" in their stoves



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