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.

The Berkeley Air field team also conducted non-renewable biomass (NRB) baseline research on the fuel supply basin in Ghana. 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.

Currently, annual monitoring is ongoing to fulfill monitoring requirements of Toyola Energy Limited’s Toyola Coalpot according to the Gold Standard’s Methodology for Improved Cook-Stoves and Kitchen Regimes. The focus is customers who have purchased the Toyola charcoal stove (disseminated by Toyola Energy Ltd) in Ghana.