The Department is promoting Biomass Briquette Technology through training in stove and briquette production. Under  PAESP a total of 472 people were trained in the four cities namely Blantyre, Lilongwe, Mzuzu and Zomba. Under the Poverty and Environment Initiative, the Department has trained a total of 345 briquette producers in Dedza, Balaka Ntcheu and Liwonde.