Berkeley Air conducted a qualitative comparison of charcoal and carbonized agricultural waste briquettes to gauge user acceptance by households and food vendors. We utilized qualitative data collection techniques including interviews with closed and open questions, as well as accompanying observations.
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.
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.
Between July and August 2012, Berkeley Air teamed with its field partner Universidad del Valle (UVG) to support a carbon finance project in Guatemala developed by Stove Capital, The Paradigm Project, and Impact Carbon, and implemented by Socorro Maya, CEMEX, and Ecofiltro.