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Environmental, social and health benefits of alternative renewable energy sources: case study for household biogas digesters in rural areas

Author
Pizarro, C.; Antón, A.; Torrellas, M.; Torres-Lozada, P.; Palatsi, J.; Bonmatí, A.
Type of activity
Journal article
Journal
Journal of cleaner production
Date of publication
2021-05
Volume
297
Number
126722
First page
1
Last page
10
DOI
10.1016/j.jclepro.2021.126722
URL
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0959652621009422 Open in new window
Abstract
In rural areas of Colombia, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) is the preferred option available for cooking. However, the poorest households rely on firewood (FW) to meet their daily cooking needs, because is the most accessible and affordable energy source. This high level of dependence on traditional solid fuels and the use of non-optimized cook stoves results in high health, environmental, economic and social costs on developing countries’ households. This study aimed at assessing the environme...
Keywords
Cooking energy, Developing countries, Household digester, Indoor air pollution, Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), Pennisetum grasses

Participants

  • Pizarro Loaiza, Carlos Alexander  (author)
  • Antón, Assumpció  (author)
  • Torrellas, Marta  (author)
  • Torres Lozada, Patricia  (author)
  • Palatsi Civit, Jordi  (author)
  • Bonmatí Blasi, August  (author)