Monday, April 30, 2012
REAP-Canada has recently completed the Cookstoves Lowering Emissions in the West African Region (CLEAR) project with funding from the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT) in Canada. Through the CLEAR project REAP was able to further develop an innovative clay brick based cooking system called the 'No-Fly' Stove. The name ‘No-Fly’ is a local expression, understood across many local dialects as ‘no problem’ and generally insinuating that the user is enjoying themselves. The overall objective in designing the 'No-Fly' stove was to create a low priced stove made from local materials that could reduce fuelwood consumption and indoor air pollution while also improving cooking convenience and safety.
During the CLEAR project, REAP worked with local masons and communities to produce the clay bricks for 2500 stoves at the village-level, building on existing local production initiatives of fired and sun-dried pressed clay bricks. More details on the stove design and project details will be available on our website soon!