Clean CookStove

Audited Credits to date:  145,451 metric tonnes CO2 equivalent per annum (Link)

Credits Sold to date: 145451

Status: Active

Crediting Period: February 12, 2016 – February 11, 2023 (Check here)

Audit Report: To download the most recent CleanCook Stove audit, performed by Carbon Check (India) private Ltd  for the period July 2016 – June 2018, Click here.   

Project Description

In Ghana, firewood and charcoal account for an estimated rate of 78%. Cook-Clean manufactures efficient Cook-Stoves to displace the resources wasteful and unhealthy traditional stoves killing 18,000 Ghanaian citizens most especially women and Children. Cook-Clean has enhanced the transition of cooking on open fire to efficient Cook-Stoves and from the use of environmentally unsustainable firewood to sustainable biomass fuel.

            Women and children are often in charge of wood gathering, an action stressful and time consuming, wood gathering can take up to 15 hours per week just to meet the needs of one household. Generally, cooking is the done on open low efficiency hearths. The mortality rate attributed to household air pollution was 9,800 in 2016 (IHME, 2017).

The stove is supplied at a highly-subsidized rate to ensure affordability for individual households; in this way. CO2 balance hopes to kick start demand for improved cooking technology across the community and country.

In general, clean cook-stove has an excellent performance, saving time, money, forests and reduces harmful emissions that helps to prevent health diseases, especially among the women in charge of the cooking.

By 2020, over 100,000 stoves disseminated with estimated beneficiaries of 400,000 people. Moreover, with the introduction of Clean-Cook Stove over 680,000 tons of trees saved, consequently 720,000 tCO2e emission reduced.

Methodologies Involved in Emission Reduction

Clean-Cook Stove emissions reduction was quantified using the approved CDM-Executive Board methodology for AMS-II.G. ver. 04 – Energy efficiency measures in thermal applications of non-renewable biomass. (Download)

Project impacts and benefits:

  • More than 100,00 stoves sold since the inception in 2015
  • Over 400,000 people benefit from the project
  • $80 save per household per year with a reduction of 60 % in wood consumption
  • 720,000 tCO2e emission reduced
  • Over 36 employed qualified employment
  • More than 680,000 tons of trees saved.