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Dan Sweeney Conducts Clean Cookstove Field Tests in Guatemala

By Dan Sweeney MIT D-Lab Biomass Fuel Research Scientist Last month, I returned from a nine-day visit to Antigua, Guatemala. Working with D-Lab partner organization Soluciones Comunitarias (SolCom), I performed field tests on a couple of their improved, wood-fired cookstoves. And, I participated in a meeting of the working and task groups for the International […]

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D-Lab’s Dan Sweeney attends ISO Clean Cooking Solutions Meeting in Guatemala

By Dan Sweeney, D-Lab Biomass Fuel Research Scientist Last week, I returned from a nine-day visit to Antigua, Guatemala. Working with D-Lab partner organization Soluciones Comunitarias (SolCom), I performed field tests on a couple of their improved, wood-fired cookstoves. And, I participated in a meeting of the working and task groups for the International Standards […]

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NIDG Cookstove Business Takes Off

Second stop on my recent trip to Uganda was a visit to the Nakabale Integrated Development Group in Bugiri (Eastern Uganda), one of our HFI partners not far from the Kenyan border. NIDG is a local community group of 60 people who work cooperatively to manufacture briquettes and cookstoves. NIDG group members make briquettes using […]

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