Note to Reporters: A video featuring the cookstove testing event can be found at http://youtu.be/8C9s3EztdaU. Additional video assets are available upon request.
"About half of the world's population wakes up and starts a campfire in their kitchens to keep their families warm and fed," said
During the event, being conducted
A video about the testing session can be found at http://youtu.be/8C9s3EztdaU.
The event, titled the 2014 Front Range Cookstoves Study, is being conducted in the
It's an effort to help determine to what extent the stoves used by 3 billion people worldwide for heating, lighting and cooking are contributing to climate change and global air quality. Researchers hope to understand whether atmospheric pollution could be markedly lessened by reducing the use of biomass cookstoves. They also want to gauge how much of a reduction in cookstove use might be needed to cause a meaningful impact on climate change.
The overarching project, titled, "Quantifying the climate, air quality and health benefits of improved cookstoves: An integrated laboratory, field and modeling study," will also involve field visits to four developing nations where cookstove use is common, and atmospheric modeling based on data collected.
Researchers will travel to
After the team compiles an unprecedented emissions inventory, Assistant Professor
Previous studies, including several conducted by CSU in countries like
Partners in the current interdisciplinary research project represent the CSU colleges of Engineering and Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. Others include the
Also collaborating is
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