Innovative, Clean Cooking
Over 4 Million people die annually from illnesses attributable to household air pollution from cooking with solid fuels
World Health Organisation (WHO) February 2016
Exposure to Household Air Pollution (HAP) from burning wood, charcoal, coal and kerosene is a leading risk factor for diseases, including childhood pneumonia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder, ischemic
heart disease, stroke, and lung cancer, and is a factor in over
4 Million deaths a year.
HAP is also responsible for 25% of the GLOBAL black carbon
emissions - the second largest contributor to climate change
after carbon dioxide.
The Clean Cooking Alliance (CCA) is looking to eliminate this
pollution through the adoption of cleaner, more modern stoves
and is working to make clean cooking accessible to the three
billion people who live each day without it.
Just modernising stoves to emit less pollution is only going to add to the cost of the stove. To truly eliminate
household pollution we need to start using clean "Smokeless" fuels such as Ethanol. These fuels, however, do not burn like biomass fuels and therefore, if we are to keep stoves affordable for a mass market, it is important to design the stove in conjunction with these new fuels.
Our patented Simi Stove, which is engineered to keep manufacturing costs to a minimum, has been specifically designed to burn clean cooking fuels, such as Ethanol, Methanol and Gas, extremely efficiently (see Chatham House report) and we truly believe that, along with the CCA, it can contribute and play an integral role in reducing this form of household pollution and save many lives in the process.
Chatham House Report on Simi Stove efficiency and safety