A Burning Question: Assessing the Sustainability of Burning Agricultural Residues for Cooking in Senegal

Friday, January 24, 2014 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Prince George

Senegal is the westernmost country of continental Africa. Like many sub-Saharan countries it faces a variety of challenges related to the natural environment and the livelihoods that depend on it.  In Senegal's case, the country is facing important deforestation problems coupled with a six-fold increase in population since the 1960s. One significant driver of deforestation relates to wood and charcoal production for household cooking applications.

In this presentation I will discuss my research into using agricultural residues - particularly peanut shells - as a proposed alternative energy source for household cooking. Is it sustainable to burn agricultural residues for cooking applications in Senegal?  Come to the talk and find out!

Contact Information

Allan Costello    250.960.5658
Philippe Henry   250.960.5424

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