Solar Cooking
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"Applying Simple Science in the Developing World"

The Aprovecho Research Center is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization whose purpose is "To research, develop, and disseminate technological solutions for meeting the basic human needs of low income and impoverished people and communities in third world countries, in order to help relieve their suffering, improve their health, enhance their safety, and reduce their adverse impacts on their environment."

Aprovecho Research Center is especially dedicated to creating effective and widely usable appropriate technology solutions to problems such as cooking and heating with biomass (wood, charcoal, dung, crop residue). We also provide technical assistance to related appropriate technology projects worldwide.

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  • NEW: July 2024: Understanding combustion stove emmissions
Aprovecho smoke explanation, 7-12-24
  • NEW: June 2024: Aprovecho issues lab testing caveat
Aprovecho 1, 6-22-24
Aprovecho 2, 6-22-24

Lab report credit: Aprovecho Research Center

  • February 2013: The Institutional Stove Project - Since 2011, the research center has developed a 100 liter stove prototype, soon to be in production. They are conducting a multi-agency demonstration of stoves and autoclaves in Nairobi, Kenya. Read more at their blog.

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Aprovecho Research Center
PO Box 1175
Cottage Grove, Oregon 97424

Tel: +1 (541) 767-0287