Laying the Groundwork in Ethiopia: Berkeley Lab's Ethiopian Stove in Action

Debra Stein poses with the women’s group from the Ethiopian organization, SIQQE
January 2012

The Darfur Stoves Project began in 2005 after a trip by Lab researchers. They were looking at existing wood-burning stoves and what could be done to make them more efficient, requiring less firewood. On this latest trip, Debra found that the idea of U.S.-based researchers thinking about helping an African country came as a surprise:

"The group was pleased that I was sharing my first coffee ceremony experience with them and astounded when they learned that scientists in the U.S. had tailor made a stove for Ethiopia."