Enfragy Solutions India

Paribesh Chula or PARI

The International Energy Agency (IEA) estimates that there are 2.75 billion people worldwide who depend on traditional fuels for cooking. The traditional cooking devices along with the use of traditional fuels cause health hazards and at the same time pose a stress on the ecosystem. The efficiencies of these systems are also low. Efficient cook-stoves address the problem by enhancing the effi ciency and thus reducing the emissions. In cases where these are supported by a supply chain of bio-waste pellets, it also enhances the overall sustainability. Paribesh Chula or ‘PARI’ is one such environmentfriendly stove designed to be carbon neutral and much more energy efficient. It is based on waste to energy concept. PARI uses solid bio-pellet which is a carbon-neutral fuel, made from agricultural waste like bagasse, groundnut husk, rice/wheat straw or cotton stalks. These wastes are highly compressed and made into pellets which the stove burns effi ciently using an innovative gasification process. PARI has a chamber for burning pellets and a mini-fan, powered by rechargeable batteries and controlled by a regulator. The mini-fan blows suffi cient air to enable uniform ignition. The technology through this innovative process increases combustion efficiency. A supply chain model for PARI is being developed to support the local manufacturing of bio pellets, to ensure faster market penetration and also reduce costs. The model gives impetus to developing local level entrepreneurship by recruiting villagers to help in its effective distribution and sale.

Paribesh Chula or PARI through its waste-to-energy model of sourcing agriculture waste for the bio-pellets and high efficiency combustion has an added benefit because it also reduces greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. 

Assuming that this innovative solution will be able to reach out to the larger market in the developing world, about 25 million people could benefit from this solution by the year 2022.