GELfuel and briquettes are both good alternative sources of biomass energy that is beneficial to the environment, natural resources, as well as the women. Additionally, because biomass uses recycled waste products, it makes them cost-effective because it does not require creating new material to produce energy; instead it uses what is readily available. It is beneficial in helping to resolve the issues of deforestation Africa is facing now. According to the author of the book, “…cutting down trees is one of the things that keeps the Malawians poor” (Kamkwamba and Mealer 82). This makes it important to use cost-effective alter...
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