We are cooking with biofuels
Cooking fuel poses some significant challenges in Madagascar, including high cost, deforestation, and indoor air pollution. The most common fuel used by villagers is wood, which is burned indoors in small stoves without chimneys. Charcoal is a preferred fuel but its higher price limits its widespread usage.
In the summer of 2018, BeLocal demonstrated a process for producing charcoal briquettes from agricultural waste which directly addresses the challenges of cooking fuel in Madagascar.