Balanga City personnel saw how environment-friendly the BPSU-developed vertical fed biomass stove, during a recent technology demonstration in Barangay Dangcol.
“Nakita ng mga taga city hall kung gaano ka environment-friendly itong kalan na dinevelop natin kumpara sa pangkaraniwang kalan gatong na ginagamit nang marami pa rin nating kababayan”, said BPSU researcher and inventor of the stove Engr. Jonathan Lacayanga.
He said experts found that the use of common wood stove contributed largely to household air pollution or indoor air pollution.
He added aside from being environment-friendly, the BPSU stove is efficient to use and saves energy.
Lacayanga said a Balanga department head pledged to inform Mayor Francis Garcia of the cookstove for possible adoption.
The cook stove has been recognized by the Global Alliance for Clean Cook stoves (GACC), a United Nations initiative, making BPSU one of the about 430 institutions in the world belonging to the alliance and the first in the Philippines.
Lacayanga said the homegrown cookstove tachnology has been presented in foreign counties like Cambodia, China, India, Kenya, and Cameroon.
In the country, it has been demonstrated in Pangasinan, Zambales, Southern Leyte, Antique, and Bataan.