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Improved Stoves for the Developing World

Improved Stoves for the Developing World
What is Aprovecho Research Center? For over 30 years, Aprovecho Research Center (ARC) consultants have been designing and implementing improved biomass cooking and heating technologies in more than 60 countries worldwide. The Center was formally established in 1976, and is dedicated to researching, developing and disseminating clean cookstove technologies for meeting the basic needs of refugees, impoverished people, and communities in the developing world. For decades, ARC has been the world's leader in open source development of all aspects of improved cooking stoves.Why Cleaner Cookstoves?


Wood-Burning Cookstove Many people are familiar with wood heaters made from steel barrels. This is a description of how to make a wood cook stove from a barrel. An effort has been made to keep it simple so that you will not need special skills like welding or forging. The only tools needed are a drill, a jigsaw (with hacksaw blade), tape measure, and simple hand tools. ... pciaonline - Stove Testing At the 2011 PCIA Forum, many stakeholders participated in the development of, or signed on to, the Lima Consensus, an agreement to establish an interim rating system for the evaluation of cookstove models “that reflects the varying tiers of performance in the areas of fuel efficiency, indoor air quality, emissions of particulate matter and carbon monoxide, and safety.” This agreement, an important step along the path toward developing voluntary global cookstove standards, was developed by members of the Global Alliance Standards and Technology Working Group, led by Tami Bond and Morgan DeFoort, and other stove testing leaders to recognize the areas of consensus among the standards and testing stakeholders gathered at the PCIA Forum. In addition, a methodology was identified for rating of indoor air pollution. You can download the full signed consensus as well as the PCIA Forum Presentation below.

Our Rocket Stove Editor’s note: we have a new design for a portable rocket stove here. Low-tech is the new high-tech, and the best example of the low-tech revolution is the miraculous rocket stove–a stove that makes it possible to cook with small twigs–no logs needed! Best of all rocket stoves are easy to build. We liked the idea so much that we decided to build a permanent one just off our back deck for entertaining and as a backup to our gas stove should an emergency take out our utilities. The rocket stove was developed for use in poor nations where wood used for cooking has led to the vast, wholesale, deforestation of large swaths of the earth’s surface. Rocket stoves can be built out of metal or masonry and consist of a L shaped tube, at the bottom of which you place your wood.

Practical Answers - Stoves and Ovens Stories of Change Further Information Resources From Aprovecho Research Center Developing Stoves to Achieve the ‘50%/90%’ Future: Stoves in Use That Address Health and Climate Issues An Improved Wood Cookstove: Harnessing Fan Driven Forced Draft for Cleaner Combustion Capturing Heat Three: Heating Stoves Capturing Heat Two: Part 1-Pizza Oven and Stoves With Chimneys Capturing Heat Two: Part 2-Simple Water Heaters Capturing HEAT: Five Earth-Friendly Cooking Technologies and How to Build Them Cooking With Less Fuel: Breathing Less Smoke Design Principles for Wood Burning Cook Stoves Designing a Clean-Burning, High-Efficiency, Dung-Burning Stove: Lessons in cooking with cow patties. Publications

Rocket Stove The Rocket Stove is a variety of wood-burning cooking stove. It is easy to construct, with low-cost materials. These are low-mass stoves designed to burn small pieces of wood very efficiently. Cooking is done on top of a short insulated chimney. Coordination Sud - STOVEPLUS clean cooking StovePlus is a program launched by GERES in 2012. It aims at supporting and strengthening the clean cooking sector in Asia and Africa. The project intends to meet the needs of the communities through the professional development of the concerned sectors and the sharing of best practices and technical solutions developed by GERES in its various projects.

Rocket Lorena Stove The rocket-lorena stove is a 2 pot rest stove and has an efficient conversion chamber which requires very little fuel. It has a firewood chamber and a chimney which further improves efficient burning. It can be made from locally available materials and so is affordable It is a great improvement over the normal three stone stove, that is common in villages, because of the vastly reduced fuel consumption, it simplicity to use and the short time it takes to cook food. Build a rocket stove Author’s note, 2015-02-14: Based on the interest I’ve received in this project, I’m considering selling plans for a stove similar to the one described in this article. See the Rocket Stove Plans section at the end of the article and let me know if you’d be interested. Original article: For some time I’ve been considering the best way to deal with a pile of scrap wood that has been growing next to my home, the result of many woodworking and carpentry projects I’ve been involved in over the years. A few options I have considered are:

Muffin Fan Based Tin Can Wood Gas Camp Stove Wood Gas Camp Stove - G4 Yet another tin can wood stove, I know, I know. Still, I’ve discovered a few things that may make your next stove build a little easier. What follows below are my trials and tribulations at build a really good working camp stove. Note, I’m still experimenting with certain aspects of the design. Always more experimenting to do. Halcon Stove Step 7. Take the bottom piece of the can and start to ruffle the perimeter of the can with your thumb. (Figure 10.) You don’t want creases, just ruffles. These ruffles are to allow the top portion of the can to fit over the bottom portion easily. MSR Whisperlite Stove The WhisperLite camp stove has been the one to choose on outdoor adventurers for more than 20 years. Backpackers, climbers, hikers and adventure travelers alike have come to rely on its easy-to-use design and durable, stainless steel and brass construction to deliver dependable performance in most any situation. Trusted and field-proven performance for more than 20 years. Simple, durable design.

DIY: Beer Can Into Camping Stove You can whip one of these up in a matter of minutes. They’re so easy to make and they work really well. First find yourself some scissors and a beverage can and then start the above video. This is an inexpensive way to be prepared in the event of a power outage as these stoves give off a lot of heat and have the ability to cook large meals. They also make great holiday gifts for friends and family.

A Rocket Stove Made From a Five Gallon Metal Bucket The principle behind a rocket stove is simple–rather than cooking on an open fire, you burn wood in an insulated chimney. Rocket stoves are highly efficient and easy to make. They run on twigs, so you can avoid cutting down a whole tree just to cook dinner.

Fabricating a Heavy-Duty Rocket Stove Rocket stoves are small efficient stoves that can produce a hot flame with only a few small pieces of wood. The reason it is called a rocket stove is because when wood is added to the fire the flames create an internal draft. As the draft is created, the fire begins to produce a jet of fire coming through the stove pipe. The stove flame eventually becomes so hot that it produces very little smoke.