MissionAprovecho Research Center (ARC), a 501(c) 3 non-profit corporation established in 1976, is dedicated to researching, developing and disseminating appropriate technological solutions for meeting the basic human needs of refugees and impoverished people.
Partner TypeImplementer
Organization TypeNon-Governmental Organization
Organizational ExpertiseMonitoring and Evaluation, Research, Technology and Fuel R&D, Lab or Field Testing
ExpertiseConsulting & Training - including Regional Testing & Knowledge Center training; Testing & Evaluation; Emissions Equipment Design & Manufacturing; Research and open-source Publications. Visit aprovecho.org for more information.
Technologies and FuelsNot Applicable
Other Technologies and FuelsWe test and study all kinds of fuels
Clean Cooking ActivitiesAprovecho is currently very involved in the design and testing of super-clean cookstoves and fuels. We develop educational books, videos, and other media using simple, easy to understand language to teach methods and principles for designing and disseminating improved cooking and heating stoves. Our consultants travel to cities and villages around the world to provide technical assistance and training to NGOs and local groups developing and disseminating improved stove technology. We operate a state-of-the-art laboratory dedicated to testing stoves. Portable in-field emissions testing equipment is also available for use in-country to monitor indoor air pollution. We have designed and produce permanent laboratory testing systems for testing total cookstove emissions.
PartnershipOver the years Aprovecho has been an incubator for a number of independent stove programs and manufacturers. Using knowledge and guidance from Aprovecho these partners have the most important role of getting improved technologies to communities in need.
Regions Operating InNorthern America, Latin America and Caribbean, Sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East and North Africa, East Asia and Pacific, South Asia
Countries Operating InBangladesh, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, China, Colombia, Congo, Republic, Côte d'Ivoire, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Fiji, Ghana, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Lao PDR, Malawi, Marshall Islands, Mexico, Mozambique, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Uganda, United States, Vanuatu, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Address79093 Hwy 99
P.O. Box 1175
CityCottage Grove
Postal Code97424
Primary Point of Contact
   First NameMike
   Last NameHatfield
Secondary Point of Contact
   First NameSanya
   Last NameDetweiler