On a daily basis, some three billion people globally use open fires or inefficient and unsafe cookstoves for cooking and heating. The black carbon released by these stoves is a major contributor to the unsustainably high concentrations of atmospheric carbon which are causing drastic changes in climate around the world. The build-it-yourself Climate Rescue Can Cookstove produces biochar which removes carbon from the atmosphere
2050kids Biochar CookStove Project
Harnessing the diverse benefits of biochar aligns perfectly with 2050kids’ mission and vision.
2050kids Biochar Cookstove Project focuses on engaging communities in a hands-on process that promotes local biochar production and local ownership of the project.
Introducing the Climate Rescue Can Cookstove
The Climate Rescue Can Cookstove is a simple build-it-yourself biochar-producing cookstove which can be constructed with hand tools using locally recycled and salvaged materials. It is the hub around which regenerative models of cooking and farming can flourish.
- addresses food and economic security
- tackles the challenges of environmental and global health
- stores rather than produces harmful greenhouse gases
Rather than consuming charcoal, the Climate Rescue Can Cookstove utilizes biogases as fuel and a unique cooking process to produce biochar. Biochar not only stores carbon for thousands of years, it also plays a key role in addressing major environmental problems, including revitalizing depleted soils to address food security and deforestation. It has the ability to retain and deliver to plants nutrients that might otherwise be either locked into soils or dispersed by rainwater.
With its potential to store one gigaton of carbon per year by 2050, biochar could be a “game changer” in addressing global warming.
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