Economics at your fingertips  

Improved biomass cookstoves for sustainable development: A review

Sonam A. Mehetre, N.L. Panwar, Deepak Sharma and Himanshu Kumar

Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 2017, vol. 73, issue C, 672-687

Abstract: Food is essential for survival of human being. Cooking or baking of food material requires thermal energy and such energy in developed countries is meeting through electricity. Underdeveloped or developing nations are still striving for constant supply of electricity. Biomass such as crop residues, charcoal, dung cake, etc., is the primary energy source to meet the domestic thermal energy requirement in developing nations. The biomass is available everywhere and can be burnt directly in the cookstove. It is inexpensive than other fuels and also considered as a renewable source of energy. There are numbers of initiative has taken by many government agencies to promote the energy efficient biomass cookstove to improve the fuel efficiency. This review deals with classification of cookstoves, test protocol available across the globe, global adaptation of improved cookstoves. The recent advances in cookstoves, CO2 mitigation potential and economic assessment are also presented in this paper. The several issues concerning improved cookstoves for better adoption by user are addressed.

Keywords: Biomass; Cookstove; Greenhouse gas mitigation; Clean cooking; Thermal efficiency (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (7) Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
Full text for ScienceDirect subscribers only

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link:

Ordering information: This journal article can be ordered from
http://www.elsevier. ... 600126/bibliographic

DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2017.01.150

Access Statistics for this article

Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews is currently edited by L. Kazmerski

More articles in Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews from Elsevier
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Haili He ().

Page updated 2020-05-02
Handle: RePEc:eee:rensus:v:73:y:2017:i:c:p:672-687