Tag Archives: climate impacts

Quantifying the Climate, Air Quality, and Health Benefits of Improved Cookstoves: An Integrated Laboratory, Field, and Modeling Study

This study is a collaboration between Colorado State University, Carnegie Mellon University, and Berkeley Air Monitoring Group under the EPA STAR Grant for “Measurements and Modeling for Quantifying Air Quality and Climatic Impacts of Residential Biomass or Coal Combustion for Cooking, Heating, and Lighting”.

Southern Africa: Monitoring for Carbon Finance

Berkeley Air performed carbon-finance project monitoring for Islan’s cookstove projects in southern Africa.

Ghana: Monitoring for Carbon Finance

Berkeley Air and our field team implemented a baseline carbon study for Toyola Energy Limited’s charcoal coalpot stove. The study characterized fuel use patterns across Toyola’s customer base and measured fuel use to compare traditional and improved cooking technologies.

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.

Carbon Finance Water Filter Review

Berkeley Air Monitoring Group collaborated with Professor Jay Graham from George Washington University to review the usage assessment methods of a Gold Standard carbon-financed water filtration project.

Impacts on household fuel consumption from biomass stove programs in India, Nepal, and Peru

JournalEnergy for Sustainable Development
AuthorJohnson, M., Pilco, V., Torres, R., Joshi, S., Shrestha, R., Yagnaraman, M., Lam, N., Doroski, B., Mitchell, J., Canuz, E., Pennise, D.
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Household Light Makes Global Heat: High Black Carbon Emissions From Kerosene Wick Lamps

JournalEnvironmental Science & Technology
AuthorLam, N., Chen, Y., Weyant, C., Venkataraman, C., Sadavarte, P., Johnson, M., Smith, K.R., Brem, B., Arineitwe, J., Ellis, J., Bond, T.
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Kenya: Breathing Space Programme

Berkeley Air is partnering with the Shell Foundation to assess the real-word impact of its Breathing Space Programme (BSP), which is promoting a range of improved biomass stoves through its implementing partner Envirofit International.

Modeling Indoor Air Pollution from Cookstove Emissions in Developing Countries Using a Monte Carlo Single-Box Model

Berkeley Air authored a peer-reviewed article on modeling indoor air pollution (IAP) from fuel/cookstove combinations using a Monte Carlo single-box model.

In-Home Emissions of Greenhouse Pollutants from Rocket and Traditional Biomass Cooking Stove in Uganda

AuthorMichael Johnson, Nicholas Lam, David Pennise, Dana Charron, Tami Bond, Vijay Modi, Joseph Arineitwe Ndemere
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