Mali: Monitoring for Carbon Financing

Berkeley Air conducted carbon monitoring for Katene Kadji, a stove manufacturer in Bamako, Mali. Katene Kadji is receiving carbon offsets from the sale of its improved charcoal stoves.

Berkeley Air and our field team implemented a baseline survey to characterize fuel use patterns across Katene’s customer base in Bamako and measured fuel use to compare traditional and improved cooking technologies using the Kitchen Performance Tests (KPT).

Berkeley Air also conducted non-renewable biomass (NRB) baseline research in the fuel supply basin around Bamako. This research was performed to determine to what extent the project population’s use of woody biomass for charcoal is not balanced by re-growth in the supply area.

Berkeley Air continues to perform ongoing/annual monitoring for the project according the Gold Standard Methodology “Technologies and Practices to Displace Decentralized Thermal Energy Consumption” to determine if customers are representative of the baseline study and to quantify any degradation in stove performance.

Bamako, Mali