Established in 1976, Aprovecho Research Center (ARC) a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization, assists developing world organizations to establish high quality labs so they can test and improve their wood burning cooking stoves.
Smoke from wood burning cook stoves kills 4 million women and their children every year (WHO, 2014).
The black carbon in smoke from wood burning cook stoves causes an estimated 18% to 25% of climate change (New York Times, 2008).
We had to invent the emissions equipment and have been improving it for more than 10 years. ARC engineers are also involved with:
- Biomass Stove Research and Development
- Testing and Evaluation
- Training on Field and Lab Testing, and Stove Design
- Stove Project Planning
- Informing the Stove Community