Institut de Recherche en Sciences Appliquées et Technologies (IRSAT/CNRST)


IRSAT is committed to conducting research and testing on national energy related issues. IRSAT works with biomass, biogas, and solar cooking technologies and is a national testing center for cookstoves. IRSAT research is centered on topics around energy/environment, technology development, and energy efficiency. IRSAT also provides academic training on renewable energy for students.

Organization Type Academia

Contact Information

Primary Contact
Dr. Oumar Sanogo
Secondary Contact

Address 03 BP 7047 Ouagadougou 03 Burkina Faso
Ouagadougou, Kadiogo
Burkina Faso
Phone +22650357031
Fax +22650357029
Calling/Fax Instructions

Our Focus

Primary Initiatives, Target Populations, and Scope of Work:

IRSAT provides technical support to the GIZ stove program FAFASO Burkina Faso and is engaged in networking activities with the West African testing center for Burkina Faso, Benin, Senegal, and Mauritania.

Fuels/Technologies: Biogas
Liquid Petroleum Gas
Sectors of Experience: Education
Renewable Energy
Countries of Operation: Burkina Faso

Our Experience And Interest In The Four PCIA Central Focus Areas

Social/Cultural barriers to using traditional fuels and stoves:

Providing an affordable technology to the people.

Market development for improved cooking technologies:

IRSAT provides training to the FAFASO artisans who manufacture stoves, placing a high emphasis on quality control of the production.

Technology standardization for cooking, heating and ventilation:

IRSAT is focused on stove testing and stove labeling.

Indoor air pollution exposure and health monitoring:

IRSAT uses a hood and Testo Gas Analyzer to measure CO, CO2, and NOx emissions.

Relevant Publications or Studies

None noted

Our Contribution to the Partnership

IRSAT can provide expertise and assistance in training, stove testing/rating, and standard development.