Providing rural Indian households with a cleaner, more sustainable fuel source for cooking


  • Gold Standard

CO2 Emissions

+50,000 tCO2/year



India’s rural households traditionally cook with inefficient, wood-fired stoves that emit large amounts of health-damaging smoke, and women in the communities are forced to walk long distances every day to collect wood.

The main objective of the project is to install biogas systems in rural Indian households to generate a sustainable energy source that can be used for cooking instead of firewood. These household systems are powered by manure, which is readily available to rural households that usually keep animals such as goats.

This project creates a number of social and economic benefits for the community, especially for women who have more time available for other activities. In addition to reducing pressure on nearby forests, the project dramatically reduces greenhouse gas emissions, contributing to climate change mitigation.

    Environmental benefits

  • Drastic reduction of emissions and concrete contribution to climate change mitigation;
  • Reduction of forest degradation and deforestation;
  • Preservation of local biodiversity;

    Social and economic benefits

  • New stoves reduce exposure to smoke, air pollution, risk of respiratory disease, and injuries in local communities;
  • Reduced time related to cooking allows women to perform other essential tasks;
  • Good Health and Well-being
  • Affordable and Clean Energy
  • Climate Action
  • Life on Land