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Title: Biofuel mix for cooking in rural areas:implications for financial viability of improved cookstove
Authors: Rubab, Seemin
Kandpal, Tara Chandra
Keywords: Improved cookstoves
portable metalliccookstoves
biofuel mix
linear programming model
thermal efficiency
specific fuel consumption
Issue Date: 1996
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Citation: Bioresource Technology 56 ,169-178
Abstract: An attempt to study the financial implications of replacing a traditional biofuel cookstove with an improved one has been made. The role of several factors influencing the cost of an improved cookstove has been discussed. The capital cost of a l~opular port- able metallic cookstove design in India has been expressed in functional form and the fuel savings have been quantified in terms of two cookstove performance indicators--overall thermal efficiency of a pot-cook- stove combination and specific fuel consumption of a cookstove. An LP model is proposed for biofuel resource allocation in a rural setting. Expressions for discounted payback period and the net present value of benefits have been derived. Results of some typical numerical calculations indicate that it is financially quite attractive to replace a traditional cookstove with an improved one. The results of the financial analysis are relatively more sensitive to the economic life of the cookstove and and price(s) of the biofuel(s).
URI: http://eprint.iitd.ac.in/dspace/handle/2074/269
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