Submitted by: College of Dairy and Food Science Technology
Implemented country: India
Title: Installation of improved cooking facilities save energy
The University of Udaipur (India) developed cooking facilities that are easy to use especially for people in underdeveloped countries. The traditional cooking surfaces consist of only three stones and clay. Two new and improved models with greater longevity are made of bricks, sand and cement. This not only brings increased energy efficiency but also a significant reduction of smoke. In 76 villages over 3500 of these improved cooking stations were installed for testing, with the following results: Annually some 950 kg of wood can be saved. Projected onto one day, savings of ca. 16% or ca. 14 kg of wood are realistic. Furthermore, after some time, five such villages demonstrated significantly improved air quality and a better state of health among the people.