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MoFuSS is an open-source freeware developed to evaluate potential impacts of firewood harvest and charcoal production over the landscape. It’s a GIS-based model that simulates the spatio-temporal effect of woodfuel harvesting on the landscape vegetation and that accounts for savings in non-renewable woody biomass from reduced consumption. MoFuSS is being developed and supported by the National Autonomous University of Mexico, in close collaboration with the US Center of the Stockholm Environment Institute and the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves.MoFuSS lead developer: Adrián Ghilardi
FUrDest is a free software tool to estimate the current and projected demand of biomass in the residential sector. Fuelwood demand values are available at both, spatio-temporal level and aggregated level. FUrDest is being developed by National Autonomous University of Mexico and recently also funded by the Solid biofuels Cluster of the Mexican Center of Energy Innovation (CEMIE-BIO for its acronym in spanish).FUrDest lead developer: Monterrat Serrano
Woodfuel Collection Tracker was designed to integrate data from Columbus v990 GPS trackers with semi-structured field surveys to quantify the time effort and places visited by peasants in collecting firewood across the landscape. People need to carry the GPS unit wherever they go during their daily activities, for a period determined by the local conditions and research question. Every 3 to 5 days, tracks recorded by Columbus v990 GPS trackers are loaded into a widescreen tablet and display over a google maps satellite image. A concise multiple-choice interview is conducted to recognize what the person wearing the GPS unit was doing at various times and places along the recorded track. Places where people did some work (e.g. collected firewood, graze, work in the crops) are saved as polygons drawn over the screen by the interviewer. Depending on internet connectivity, data is saved into the tablet or send to the cloud to be analyzed remotely in almost real time. Spatial and temporal descriptive statistics regarding tracks and people’s activities are calculated automatically. Please email comments and suggestions to email@example.com.WCT lead developer: Roberto Rangel and Adrián Ghilardi
Adrian Ghilardi at the clean cooking forum 2015.
La importancia del carbón vegetal. Agosto 2015
Entrevista con Adrián Ghilardi. Enero 2015
4 de Marzo 2013
20 de Septiembre 2013
11 Enero 2019
23 de Mayo 2018
22 Noviembre 2017
27 Enero 2015