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REAP-Canada is developing opportunities to use the Mayon Turbo Stove technology as a greenhouse gas mitigation strategy under voluntary carbon trading programs and through the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) of the Kyoto Protocol. These approaches can help drive sustainable community development through helping impoverished households access the technology while at the same time creating emission reductions that generate carbon credits. By using a sustainable biomass resource (rice husk) in an advanced cooking appliance, GHG's are reduced through the displacement of fossil fuels and/or unsustainable sourced woody biomass or charcoal. Rural agrarian communities that use the improved cooking technologies stand to benefit from reduced household expenditures, increased soil fertility, forest conservation, and restored watersheds. Women especially are receptive to and in need of improved cooking technologies that will reduce indoor air pollution and ease the burden of searching for fuel-wood.

Analysis of the GHG cycle for the Mayon Turbo Stove shows great potential for the stove to mitigate emissions in developing countries and thus help Canada in meeting its emissions targets. An analysis was conducted for over 200 stove users from rural villages in the southern Philippines. The survey indicated that the MTS displaced the use of conventional fuels such as fuelwood, charcoal, LPG, and kerosene. The resulting reductions in emissions of CO2, CH4, and N2O emissions from the introduction of each MTS were assessed to create a ½ tonne reduction in CO2 per year. Results of the analysis can be found in the report titled 'Philippines Agricultural Climate Change Project: Conservation and Utilization of Crop Residues as a Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Strategy in the Philippines'.

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