Aprovecho Research Center
Aprovecho 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.
Monitoring and Evaluation, Research, Technology and Fuel R&D, Lab or Field Testing
Other Organizational Expertise
Consulting & 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 & Fuels
Other Technologies Fuels
We test and study all kinds of fuels
Clean Cooking Activities
Aprovecho 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.
Over 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 In
East Asia and Pacific, Latin America and Caribbean, Middle East and North Africa, Northern America, South Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa
Country Based In
79093 Hwy 99
P.O. Box 1175
Cottage Grove, OR 97424
Primary Point of Contact
Name: Mr. Mike Hatfield
Title: International Projects Coordinator
Secondary Point of Contact
Name: Ms. Sanya Detweiler
Title: Research Associate
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