Global Bioenergy Partnership

Ethanol as a clean cooking fuel in East Africa

Globally, 2.3 billion people lack access to clean cooking and rely on traditional woodfuel, such as firewood and charcoal, for cooking and heating. This traditional use of woodfuel poses health and environmental risks, including GHG emissions, air pollution, deforestation and landscape degradation. In the realm of clean cooking technologies, ethanol cookstoves have recently emerged as one of the most valuable and accepted bioenergy options. This webinar explores the market opportunities for the production and use of ethanol as a clean cooking fuel in East Africa.