CESPA is unveiling its new visual identity!

The first of its kind Cambodian business association in the Improved Cookstove (ICS) sector, recently renamed CESPA (Cambodian Efficient Stove Promotion Association), is striving to develop the ICS market in Cambodia. One of the association’s main ambitions is to strengthen the branding and promotion of the association and its products. Only three months after the […]

The IMEPS, a new productive stove designed for small-scale food processing enterprises in rural areas

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), using inefficient productive stoves combined with non-renewable biomass sourcing. Beyond the environmental impact of these unsustainable practices, more and more farmers have to drop these off-season income-generating activities […]

Promoting the dissemination of Improved Cookstoves in Kampong Cham and Thbong Khmum provinces

From December 2014 to December 2016, GERES conducted an AusAID-funded project aiming to introduce and promote Improved Cookstoves in Kampong Cham and Thbong Khmum provinces. The project supported the dissemination of 90,000 ICS in both regions and allowed to gather critical lessons learned for further dissemination of improved cookstoves in Cambodia. The objective of this […]

FloWood: a study of biomass energy demand patterns in Cambodia

It is quite lamentable that the biggest contributor – biomass – to Cambodia’s total energy mix is also one that gets probably the least attention among researchers and government alike. Biomass energy makes up 70 percent of Cambodia’s energy consumption, more than 90 percent of which – according to FloWood: A Study of Biomass Energy […]

“Carbon credits a tough sell”

Phnom Penh Post, 26 November 2014, by Eddie Morton “Representatives from France-based NGO the Group for the Environment, Renewable Energy and Solidarity (GERES) presented the results of a 10-year stovetop installation program, which ran from 2003 to 2013. ‘We were the first one to register a cooking-stove project to the voluntary carbon markets, which is […]

Wanted: aspiring business owner

Quentin BAYART is lately seen running around with Carlo Figá Talamanca, a consultant engaged by GERES to help craft a most feasible and investment-attractive business plan for a new improved cookstove (ICS) technology and product developed by GERES a little over a year ago, tentatively called the Khmer Rocket Stove (KhRoS). Quentin – as everybody […]