The CPC has just completed a Study of Energy Planning based on the energy impact of a project Overcrowding in Bolivia clean cookstoves scenario modeling system LEAP of SEI (Stockholm Environment Insitute). The study builds on scenario information from the National Energy Balance and Census National Population and Housing 2012 to generate future scenarios based on assumptions of project implementation massing improved stove based on a standard model known as Malena stove currently EnDev - Bolivia promoted by GIZ.
The CPC made the determination of calorific value of biomass-burning typical samples of firewood consumption areas in Bolivia. Among the analyzed species are: thola, eucalyptus, raft, sunflower seeds, brown, teak, molle and willow. These species are used in different quantity for biomass combustion processes, especially for cooking food. The study was done using a Parr 1340 bomb calorimeter. The Â€Â‹obtained values are considered to update the database used by the assessment protocol stoves WBT (Boiling Water Test).
The Stoves Testing Center (CPC) begins the development of a protocol for energetic evaluation of ovens in coordination with the EnDev-Bolivia project which currently performs the implement of improved mud stoves in rural areas. Studied ovens need to be evaluated respect to their thermal efficiency which influences the performance benefits of cooking and using firewood. The CPC has installed for this study a simple improved oven (with a combustion chamber) and an institutional oven (with two combustion chambers). The results will validate these improved ovens for their use mainly in rural areas.