More than two billion energy-poor people around the world depend on wood, charcoal, dung or agricultural residues as primary fuel for their cooking and heating needs, leading to significant health, economic, and environmental consequences.

The mission of The Charcoal Project is to facilitate and advocate for the conversion from traditional wood and charcoal fuel to energy efficient stoves and sustainable biomass alternatives in developing countries.

Our goal is to ensure that the alleviation of energy poverty through the use of energy efficient stoves and sustainable biomass alternatives becomes a priority on the global development agenda.

The Charcoal Project blog and resources pages provide a platform for all those interested in advancing the use of energy efficiency and sustainable fuels for the world’s energy poor.

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The Charcoal Project is privately sponsored and is not affiliated with any institution, government, or company.

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