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Durham University

Durham Energy Institute


Modern Energy Cooking Services

(26 April 2019)

Testing electric cookstove prototypes, Myanmar

Dr Ben Campbell (Anthropology department) has been funded for one year project by Modern Energy Cooking Services to conduct research on 'Positioning Biogas for Modern Energy Cooking Services'.

This consists in comparing through field visits and literature the experiences of four countries where domestic biogas systems have become especially popular - Nepal, Bangladesh, Ethiopia and Bolivia. The favourable bio-social materialities of biogas cooking such as fertile food webs of production and consumption will be systematically reviewed".

Modern Energy Cooking Services is a new five-year, Department for International Development (DfID) funded Programme which was launched in April 2019. Academics, researchers, private sector representatives and UK government officials all gathered in Loughborough, UK, to celebrate the official launch of the programme. Find out more about the launch and the programme at

Modern Energy Cooking Services is a primary component of this year's annual conference of the 'Low Carbon Energy for Development Network' 1-3 May at University of Strathclyde focused on 'Access and Waste: Two Sides of the Energy Access Coin'.

Registration is now open at