Why Fuel Biodigesters?
Around the world today, 3 billion people still cook with traditional methods, involving fuelwood, charcoal, coal, agricultural residue, dung, and kerosene. Not only are these practices inefficient and expensive but deadly, with the harmful emissions leading to the deaths of millions annually, including 45% of all pneumonia deaths in children under 5 years old.
Without access to clean alternatives and modern technologies, these daily practices have devastating impacts on both humans and the environment. Widespread, unsustainable deforestation for fuel sources restricts Earth’s capacity to process carbon dioxide, and inefficient combustion (burning) releases the most toxic emissions into the atmosphere, including black carbon, carbon monoxide and methane.
The issue of limited access to renewable, clean energy and fuel technologies affects the entire global population, but disproportionately affects those in developing communities, where the health and economic consequences are felt every single day.
3.8 million people die prematurely each year due to household smoke inhalation
Smoke inhalation from household cooking is the second largest contributor to ill health in the world
Almost a billion tonnes of agricultural waste is produced and left unused or burned annually, leading to income loss.
Most cooking methods involve the release of black carbon, a top contributor to global warming
Watch It In Action
What it Addresses
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
Goal 7: Affordable and Clean Energy
7.1 By 2030, ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services
7.2 By 2030, increase substantially the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix
7.3 By 2030, double the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency
“From day one, I quickly grasped the need for a better, more efficient and sustainable agricultural industry.
One that acknowledges all aspects of the supply chain and treats every stakeholder with respect and dignity, without disregarding anyone for increased financial benefits. Being approached and speaking to local farmers and everyone else in the supply chain, I have had the most amazing opportunity to understand their problems and share their joys within their lives, but ultimately working to better the wellbeing of them and their communities.”
How to Get involved
Connecting young change-makers and technology partners you will be testing social enterprise solutions in real-world contexts at the very early stages. This is an opportunity to deeply understand our community members and work with them to develop a meaningful social impact.
Virtual Impact Program4 weeks
January 2021 | January 4 – 29, 2021
- February 2021 | February 1 – 26, 2021
- May 2021 | May 10 – June 4, 2021
- June 2021 | June 7 – July 2, 2021
- July 2021 | June 28 – July 23, 2021
Global Impact Program4 Weeks
- June 2021 | June 6 – 25 2021
- July 2021 | June 29 – July 24 2021
- December 2021 | November 28 – December 22 2021
- January 2022 | January 3 – 28 2022
- February 2022 | February 1 – 26 2022
Rural Impact Program2 Weeks
- December 2020 | December 7 – 18 2020
- January 2021 | January 4 – 15 2021 & January 18 – 29 2021
- February 2021 | February 1 – 12 2021