Project Surya

2009, October

Launch of Project Surya, aiming at understanding the impacts and mitigation potential of black carbon from traditional cookstoves.

The objective of Project Surya is to specifically reduce emissions of black carbon, methane and ozone through replacing traditional cookstoves with clean-cooking technologies, focusing on rural areas. With the completion of the pilot phase in the Indo-Gangetic Plains, achievements include clear evidence of an impact of the use of traditional mud cookstoves on local black carbon concentrations. Further analysis has shown an emission reduction when using improved biomass cookstove technologies.

Please find further information on the project's website.

 


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