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Posted Tue Apr 14 2009: from BusinessGreen:
"Kyoto box" wins startup funding
A box designed to improve the efficiency of using firewood to boil water in developing countries won $75,000 in funding from sustainable development charity Forum for the Future last week. The Kyoto Box -- which costs about 5 euros to make -- uses a greenhouse effect to boil 10 litres of water in two hours, far more efficient than a standard fire. Kenya-based entrepreneur Jon Bohmer of startup Kyoto Energy said the box is targeted at the three billion people who use firewood to cook and has the potential to deliver huge environmental and social benefits. "We're saving lives and saving trees," he said. "I doubt if there is any other technology that can make so much impact for so little money."
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