BLEENS cooking solutions: Biogas, LPG, Electricity, Ethanol, Natural gas, and Solar cookers are cooking solutions that typically deliver high performance in terms of reducing household air pollution—often (although not always) regardless of the type of cookstove used—and are collectively called BLEENS. These cooking solutions are often considered “modern” or “clean” solutions.
This article deals with the potentials and limitations of these different alternative cooking fuel options. A table at the end gives a quick overview. Each technology is presented along the following points:
- Source/production of the fuel
- Fuel availability
- Price range
- Applicability/which cooking needs are covered with it?
- Contribution or conflicts with SDGs