Moving on and forward @10 : The Improved Cookstove Producers and Distributors Association of Cambodia (ICOPRODAC) celebrates 10th founding anniversary

This formal network of 113 improved cookstove producers and 198 distributors is the biggest – in fact the only – there is in Cambodia. From production facilities in Kampong Chhnang province, the New Lao Stove and Neang Kongrey Stove – now widely-recognized brands of stoves each with a unique Quality Control number etched on the […]

Vann Tola and the improved cookstove business

She speaks not a word of English, but somehow she’d heard her name called and people were prodding her to come down the front, and so she does. Standing in front of at least fifty people – all working in international development – this petite, shy woman sees them clapping their hands and smiling up […]

“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 […]