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Table 2 Use of and preferences for biomass fuels among the respondents (%) in different regions

From: Rural households’ preferences and attitudes towards biomass fuels - results from a comprehensive field survey in Bangladesh

Types of biomass fuels Kalaroa (N = 60) Nachole (N = 60) Nakla (N = 60) Chakaria (N = 60) Average (N = 240)
Use Preference Use Preference Use Preference Use Preference Use Preference
Stem wood 50 60 55 75 55 67 80 98 60 75
Branches 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
Leaves and twigs 97 30 100 37 93 33 95 32 96 33
Bamboo 37 52 45 83 30 63 28 55 35 63
Rice husk 48 18 20 10 38 30 0 0 27 15
Rice straw 68 2 88 15 73 27 30 5 65 12
Jute stalk 90 97 0 0 73 98 0 0 41 49
Other crop residues 88 10 47 12 53 7 30 2 55 8
Cow dung 90 60 100 100 22 10 95 97 77 67
Briquette 2 30 0 12 0 20 2 25 3 22
Saw mill residues 12 40 3 28 7 38 12 55 8 40