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Solar Cookers and Food Processing International Conference (2006)

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This Conference was co-organized by Terra Foundation (Marta Pahissa) and Solar Cookers International (Bev Blum) and held in the Palacio de Congresos de Granada and Parque de las Ciencias during 12-16 July 2006 in Granada, Spain. More than 200 people [1] from all over the world attended the meeting. To check the Conference programme [2] or acquire the Proceedings CD [3] with the papers and posters presented, you can visit the official website of the conference in

The Conference's goal was to bring researchers and practitioners together to exchange knowledge and decide future actions and collaborations to spread access to solar cooking, water purification and related solar food processing applications. The purpose was to reduce the health and environmental hazards related to traditional open fire cooking and growing fuel shortages affecting one-sixth of humanity. The Conference also evaluated the requirements, technology, costs and benefits of solar cooking technologies, an environmental friendly application and a chance for socio-economic development, culture of peace promotion and cooperation strategies.

Papers presented

All papers that were presented are available here.

Last editions

1992 - Stockton, California, USA. "First World Conference on Solar Cooking" Co sponsors: University of the Pacific and Solar (Box) Cookers International.

1994 - Heredia, Costa Rica. "Second World Conference on Solar Cookers - Use and Technology" Co sponsors: Universidad Nacional and Solar Cookers International.

1997 - Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India. "Third International Conference on Solar Cookers - Use and Technology" Co sponsors: Avinashilingam University and Solar Cookers International.

1999 - Varese, Italy. "International Conference on World Solar Cooking and Food Processing - Strategies and Financing" Co sponsors: World Solar Programme and Solar Academy (UNESCO), GTZ, FAST (Italy).

2000 - Kimberley, South Africa. "International Conference on Solar Cooking 2000" Sponsor: Dept. of Minerals and Energy, S.A. South Africa Government.

2006 - Granada, Spain. "Solar Cookers and Food Processing International Conference" Co sponsors: Solar Cookers International, Terra Foundation, The Good Works Institute, Junta de Andalucía, Parque de las Ciencias

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