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EPA Grant Number: SU835341
Title: Pyrolytic Cookstoves and Biochar Production in Kenya

Today’s cooking methods in the developing world cause substantial greenhouse gas emissions, deforestation and diseases. Cornell University students are designing and evaluating a cookstove that uses pyrolysis, a process that scorches solid fuel without oxygen to produce heat for cooking in rural Kenyan homes. The more efficient and cleaner process uses a variety of fuels and produces biochar that can be used to enrich soil.

Challenge Area(s): Agriculture, Cook Stoves

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