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Improved Cookstove Technology

A programme to support clean cookstoves for healthy livelihoods

March 2021
Gallery Improved Cookstove Technology 1
Gallery Improved Cookstove Technology 1


In the world, more than 3 billion people cook with solid fuels on open fires inside their homes and in many cases, without ventilation exposing people to smoke, dust and toxic gases generated by combustion. This indoor pollution explains the significant incidence of acute respiratory and lung diseases in rural families. In response to this, Microsol developed a clean cookstove system with higher thermal performance that directly evacuates the smoke from the house through a chimney. Microsol has worked with this solution for over 12 years through two Programmes of Activities registered under the Gold Standard: Qori Q’oncha (Peru) started in 2008, which is the first improved cookstove Programme registered in the international voluntary carbon market; and Utsil Naj (Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras).

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Label Date March 22, 2021
From Peru
Maturity stage Medium and large scale commercialization
Looking For Network, New clients, Visibility, Funding, Partners

The environmental benefits

  • More than 156,600 improved cookstoves installed
  • More than 711,400 people, from vulnerable communities throughout Latin America benefitted from this smart technology
  • 2.1M CO2e tones avoided
  • 1.8M tones of wood saved from being harvested from local forests

The Financial benefits

  • More than 25,600 verified carbon credits sold
  • 46% savings in wood
  • 60+ hours saved by the beneficiaries to be allocated in other economic activities

Activity Region

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North america

Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala,

South america


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Company Profile


Microsol is a social business providing clean energy solutions to rural communities in Latin America.

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Headquarters 15046, Perú
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