Metal Holey Roket stoves in Chad

The Holey Roket stove type was adapted to the existing stove in Chad. First, drawings were sent with adjusted dimensions for burning briquettes. First prototype was made and was working with longer briquettes (app 6 inches in length). Briquette support was needed due to a larger combustion chamber and to allow the ashes falling in the box below. Due to lower-powered briquettes, more feeds were … Continue reading Metal Holey Roket stoves in Chad

Nguvu Stove

In March, 2009, briquette research was pursued in Kampala, Uganda, as an extension to the Partnership for Clean Indoor Air (PCIA) conference. Ugandan biggest manufacturer of fuel-briquettes out of waste organic material Kampala Jelitone Suppliers Ltd. was in need for cooking-stove designs.   As briquettes resembled wood-fuel, more than any other existing fuel, we initially used the model of a Rocket stove design and modified … Continue reading Nguvu Stove

Mdula Stove

Mdula – a sustainable modular cooking stove solution for the local environment (Chembe village in Malawi), was developed in collaboration with World Wildlife Fund for nature (WWF) from Finland which initiated the briquette project in Malawi in 2001. Their work with introducing biomass broiquettes is addressing many critical environmental problems in LMNP (Lake Malawi National Park) like deforestation and soil erosion. The stove concept is … Continue reading Mdula Stove

Research, WWF Finland

Our research in cooking stoves issues was initiated in 2003 by World Wildlife Fund for nature (WWF) Finland as a collaborative project with the Product and Strategic Design Department of University of Art and Design in Helsinki. The project research was a collective effort by 5 international students, Heidi (Norway), Dan (Romania), Duncan (UK), Terro (Finland), Rok (Slovenia) and supervised by Simo Puintila (Finland). Our … Continue reading Research, WWF Finland