USAID/Bangladesh Cookstove Activities, May 2012.
Richard Greene, Mission Director, USAID/Bangladesh.
Excerpt from presentation – Assessment of Improved Cookstove Market Southwest Bangladesh May 2012
- Fuel use: most households used mixed fuels- dung, leaves and agricultural bi-products, little wood (limited potential carbon finance)
- Fuel expenditure: range of expenditures, many prioritize free fuels first, high dependency on collected dung, leaves, agricultural waste. Reported spending ranged from BDT 400-1200 for traditional and ICS.
- Cooking location: most traditional cooking in semi-enclosed or open spaces (in dry season). Adoption of ICS drove some cooking indoors
- Hardware: observed design, quality control, performance and maintenance issues with current ICS/chimneys
- Stove use: multiple stoves in parallel, specific needs for certain foods, ICS needs more constant tending (e.g. Can’t put on rice and go do other chores)
- Financing: multiple promising partners; proven finance models using installments (e.g. Grameen Shakti solar home systems)