With the aim of improving technical capacities, promoting the implementation of improved stoves with greater efficiency and strengthening coordinated work with the state, Microsol visited the Laboratory for Evaluation and Certification of Biomass Improved Stoves of the National Training Service for the Construction Industry – SENCICO, located in Los Olivos.
During the visit, held on October 25, the technical team was able to learn about the different tests that SENCICO performs when it comes to certifying an improved kitchen. Among these, the tests of energy aspects and that of intradomiciliary contamination stand out; both generate extremely important information to be able to guarantee the reduction of greenhouse gases
The visit was led by engineer Maria Vilcapoma Sarmiento and Tec. Pablo Cuentas Nanquen, specialists both from the Laboratory for Evaluation and Certification of Improved Biomass Stoves. During their presentation, the Laboratory specialists detailed the characteristics of the cooking technologies, improved kitchens, as well as the certification process, the parameters that kitchens must have, as well as the differences between the materials used to build the different kitchen models. improved.
About improved kitchens
The implementation of improved stoves provides multiple social and environmental benefits, among these are the reduction of intra-domiciliary contamination, the reduction of costs and time invested in the collection of firewood for fuel and cooking food. From an environmental perspective, improved stoves also contribute to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by being more efficient and help reduce pressure on local forests by requiring less firewood for cooking.
Microsol is a social enterprise that seeks to promote the installation of improved stoves as a strategy to contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and the well-being of rural communities vulnerable to the effects of climate change.