Bamboo stove minimizes CO2 footprint in Kenya

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Bamboo is an ideal source of bio energy; it is a fast growing plant and can be harvested after 3 years thereafter up to 150 years.

Jatonet seeks to maximize the utilization of bamboo.

Therefore they developed a stove that uses Bamboo as fuel and has many advantages such as reducing CO2 by over 75 entering the atmosphere clean burning cooking stove.

Jatonet aims to have rural poor households access clean bamboo stoves at a cheap prize and are well informed on the importance of the bamboo tree as a source of clean energy and it other uses such as furniture making and even for building and fencing. Through joint partnership and cooperation we aim to achieve access to more household in Bungoma County – Kenya.

Healthy stoves

Uses 70% less fuel that other types therefore reduced costs on fuel. Reduction or elimination of disease associated with toxic emissions/smoke which can lead to cancer low birth rate, TB, higher infant mortality, asthma, pneumonia. Reduction in back and neck injuries to women and children who go out to gather firewood in forests, generate jobs I the aspect of distribution and training other community members of use it reduction in environmental degradation by reducing deforestation and CO2 emission in the air.

Bamboo is an ideal source of bio energy; it is a fast growing plant and can be harvested after 3 years thereafter up to 150 years. The entire bamboo plant can be used to produce charcoal resulting in limited waste and has a high heating value making it efficient value charcoal from bamboo burns longer and produces less smoke and air pollution than other woods.

New economy

Bamboo offers many new opportunities for income generation and can be processed in to a wide range of wood products such as floor boards, furniture, has medicinal value and can be eaten as a source of food.

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