Efficient Wood-burning Stoves for Mtskheta-Mtianeti
The region of Mtskheta-Mtianeti relies heavily on the traditional wood-burning ovens, causing not only deforestation and greenhouse gas emissions but also depopulation, especially in the winter period. The development of efficient wood-burning stoves is stated as one of the key sector measures of Georgia’s First National Energy Efficiency Action Plan. While a few initiatives have been put in practice, they’ve mostly involved the construction of new buildings in urban areas. No testing laboratory for stoves, apart from one university laboratory, is available. According to the local partner’s estimates, there is a need for around 40,00 energy efficient stoves in Georgia.
The proposed project aims to introduce a new design of energy efficient wood-burning stove in cooperation with Czech and Georgian experts and producers – customizing the traditional Georgian stoves with high-tech European solution. The project, addressing three of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (Renewable Energy, Climate Action and Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure) will deliver the results by May 2020.
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