03 Sep '12, 1pm

Novotera's Hybrid Biochar Cooking Stove: Clean Cooking and Economic ...: Clean cooking stoves address multiple p...

Wait, isn’t charcoal production a part of the problem? Traditionally, yes: charcoal makers would cut wood to create their product, which buyers would then burn for cooking. The economic opportunities here came at tremendous costs to local forests and the health of buyers who cooked with the charcoal (not to mention the carbon emissions created). While Novatera isn’t telling stove users what to do with the charcoal the stove produces – local economic conditions will do that – they’re promoting this product as “biochar ,” or a soil additive that sequesters carbon and enriches local farmland.

Full article: http://sustainablog.org/2012/09/novoteras-hybrid-biochar-...

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bnef.com 03 Sep '12, 11am

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businessgreen.com 03 Sep '12, 11pm

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