Colorado firm, university improve clean-burning cook stove |

Colorado firm, university improve clean-burning cook stove

FORT COLLINS, Colo. – A Fort Collins company is rolling out the next generation of its clean-burning cook stoves for sale in the developing world.

So far, Envirofit International has sold 60,000 stoves in India to help reduce deadly indoor air pollution. The nonprofit corporation announced Tuesday it has developed a more efficient version with help from researchers at Colorado State University.

The company plans to launch large-scale sales in Africa next year.

The World Health Organization says more than 3 billion people – half of the world’s population – depend on unsafe stoves for their daily meals. The group says indoor air pollution linked to cook stoves causes pneumonia, chronic respiratory disease and lung cancer.

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