Charcoal used as a cooking fuel has been linked to deforestation in the DRC © Getty Images
Charcoal used as a cooking fuel has been linked to deforestation in the DRC © Getty Images

Scheme promoting cooking with gas aims to tackle deforestation

3 December 2020

A scheme has been launched to encourage people in the Democratic Republic of Congo to cook with gas instead of charcoal to reduce the impact on the environment.

The initiative, from off-grid solar energy utility Bboxx and the US Agency for International Development (USAID), uses liquid propane gas (LPG) and the internet of things (IoT) in a pay-as-you-go (PAYG) system.

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