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Smokeless biofuel stoves introduced to Ghanaian senior high … – Myjoyonline

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Smart Energy Solutions for Africa (SESA) has begun deploying smokeless fuel energy innovation in some senior high schools in the Ashanti region.
In partnership with the Akenten Appiah-Menka University, the project seeks to reduce the use of firewood to mitigate the increasing health risks of inhaling smoke from fuel wood.
The long term goal is to encourage the Ghana Education Service to adopt clean and climate-smart energy solutions for cooking in senior high schools.
The continuous use of firewood and other solid fuel constitutes dirty air and leads to air pollution which defects the Sustainable Development Goals, especially SDG 3.
According to a WHO report, 4.2 million people die from exposure to outdoor air pollution, in addition to the 3.8 million whose deaths are linked to household smoke produced by dirty stoves and fuel.
Due to the adverse impact of wood smoke, the Smart Energy Solutions for Africa (SESA) has launched the Biofuel Stove, made from agro-waste, in some selected schools.
The ethanol fuel gel solution made from pineapple waste will be used in an enamel-coated aluminum stove for cooking.
SESA project coordinator, Magdalena Sikorowska, revealed “the EU-sponsored project is implemented in 9 African countries.
Waste to energy has been identified as one of the technologies we’re focusing on especially in Ghana. We’re also looking out for innovative companies who come up with interesting solutions, “she said.
In contributing to combating climate change and protecting the environment, the Akenten Appiah -Menka University (AAMUSTED) partnered with SESA to implement its carbon footprint reduction invention.
The university hopes the Ghana Education Service will switch to using the clean stove for cooking for students.
Prof. Isaac Boateng, speaks for the university.
“The innovation is green and it helps reduce the carbon footprint and emission . We believe this is also in line with government’s mission to cut emissions by 2030”.
Two solar micro-grid were also handed over to the Berdaabuo and Kwamedwaa communities in the Ashanti region as part of the project.
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