Improved Multi-Energy Productive Stove (IMEPS)

During the dry season, approximately 8,000 Cambodian farmers and their families rely on additional income-generating activities such as small-scale food processing (palm sugar, noodle, rice wine production…). To sustain these off-season activities, GERES developed the Improved Multi-Energy Productive Stove (IMEPS) which is 30% more efficient than traditional stoves, therefore allowing a significant reduction of wood consumption, and which can be used with alternative biomass fuels like rice husk or palm leaves.