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As part of the Advanced Clean Cooking Solutions (ACCS) project, SNV Cambodia is launching a new website on advanced clean cooking.

The ACCS project in Cambodia seeks to bring to scale a business model based on a product combination of the most effective advanced clean cook stoves and renewable biomass fuels, broadening the existing supply available to end users, and addressing the absence of existing markets structures for distributing such stoves. 

The ACCS project is also supporting consumer acceptability studies of advanced biomass cookstoves in Lao PDR and in partnership with the World Bank’s Lao Clean Stoves Initiative, exploring a first-of-its-kind approach based on DALYS for financing clean cooking.  DALYS are disability adjusted life years, an accepted measure of the impact of a disease in increased mortality terms.  The approach looks at creating independently verified “averted disability adjusted life years” (or ADALYs) from clean cookstove interventions, as a tradeable social good.

In an effort to share knowledge on the introduction of advanced biomass cooking technologies and renewable biomass fuel products, the ACCS website will highlight the project’s activities, outputs and results in Cambodia and Laos.

ACCS outputs include country specific market intelligence and results of consumer acceptability studies and willingness-to-pay experiments for specific advanced biomass cookstove models, as well as information on innovative distribution models for stoves and fuels that will be tested.

Browsing on the website, you will be able to consult the ACCS’s latest report outlining the results of the tests that have been conducted on potential fuels to be used in combination with the Philips stove, a highly advanced clean cooking device whose performance has been compared to multiple baseline stove models available in Cambodia.

Demonstrating strong results across a broad range of tested fuels, and having received a positive feedback from its users due to its ease of use and low fuel consumption, the main obstacle now to be overcome for a widespread commercialization of the Philips stove is its relatively high price.

Committed to overcoming the barrier of upfront cost, SNV Cambodia is currently involved in the design of innovative business and distribution models that will help to make the Philips and other advanced biomass cookstoves widely accessible. 

To learn more on the results of the Philips stove tests, consult the ACCS website: www.advancedcleancooking.org.