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The stoves work best on pellets made from agricultural residue. Alternatively, it can run on crushed coconut and nut shells or corn cobs. It is affordable and locally available, and local farmers can earn extra income by selling their crop-residue. Local pellet-manufacturing units create employment in production and distribution.
Biofuels like pellets can replace the use of firewood and wood-consuming charcoal. It takes thirty to fifty years to regrow trees (if replanting is done at all) and to recapture the CO₂ emissions. Crop-waste pellets reduce this CO₂ cycle to one year and prevent farmers from burning it on the land. The process is eco-neutral and has a major positive impact on the reduction of greenhouse gases.
Using biofuels like pellets also ensures women and girls don’t have to collect firewood which often is unsafe, physical and time consuming work.