Efficient cookstoves in Honduras
Proyecto Mirador enables rural communities in Honduras to replace traditional cookstoves with fuel-efficient ‘Dos por Tres’ stoves. These have been engineered to burn hotter while using less fuel, reducing indoor air pollution, saving people money and cutting carbon emissions. They have also been designed with local cooking practices in mind, allowing people to adapt to them quickly. Laboratory results show a 43% reduction in CO2 emissions and a 79% drop in carbon monoxide and particulate matter emissions, compared to conventional stoves. The project expanded significantly and is now estimated to reduce around 0.5m tonnes of CO2 a year. High stove demand resulted in a 2-year waiting list all over Honduras.