Use of Briquettes
Briquettes produce very low smoke and are a better option from a health viewpoint. They take longer to produce heat but once lit they burn for longer than alternatives.
The briquettes can be made from fibrous bagasse waste from sugar processing, coconut waste, waste paper, tree prunings, cow dung etc. The briquettes are created by compacting these loose biomass residues into solid blocks that can replace fossil fuels, charcoal and natural firewood; for domestic use. We have started the project with a contribution towards providing the materials for the new stove plus the briquettes and will welcome donations to continue this work.