These are pictures of the traditional stoves and the stoves that we are using in our intervention. The traditional, 3-stone fires are shown here, along with the two stoves used in our intervention: The Philips gasifier stove and a Ghanaian-made stove from Gyapa Enterprises.
Gyapa and Relief International engineers also assisted with the design and production of a re-bar stand for the Philips stove, which provides more stability that enables the physically demanding cooking that is done in the region.
Sensors are placed near or on the stoves (shown here in red or blue). These record the time and temperature. These data are analyzed to determine if, when and how much a particular stove is in use.
Emissions from various stoves - and using different fuels and cooking different meals - are measured directly in the field.