One of the most recent projects of the Instituto Perene focused on the conservation of the Brazilian Cerrado. It was started in 2022 with the objective of recovering 75 hectares of degraded areas on the edge of Lake Paranoá in Brasília (DF).
The eco-efficient stove was developed by Perene, following the principles of the “Rocket Stove” model, by the specialist in improved combustion technologies, the American Dr. Larry Winiarski (1940-2021). The model needs less firewood to produce the flames, and the heating time can be up to half that of a rudimentary stove.
With this dynamic, the use of eco-efficient stoves reduces the interference in the local ecosystem for the removal of firewood and reduces the emission of polluting gases. The benefits to the environment are aligned with the improvement of the quality of life of families, who start to cook without excessive smoke harmful to health and well-being.
Part of the project will include community involvement in environmental education actions. The project was made possible through financing from Cargill.
This will be the first case of application of the Reviva Parques do Distrito Federal Program (Decree No. maintenance of Conservation Units.