Entries by Sam Bentson

Clean Burning Biomass Cookstoves: A Quick Summary

Clean Burning Biomass Cookstoves: A Quick Summary The stove body and interior (including the combustion chamber) is low mass and insulative. The heat from the fire goes into the cooking process and is not diverted into the stove. The heat transfer efficiency is close to optimal resulting in over 40% thermal efficiency. One successful technique […]

Testing Stoves: Before Not After

Testing was designed to occur before manufacturing. 42 years after the International Standards were published, how many stove projects are spending a year or two in their project areas to make sure that the cooks love the intervention and that it decreases pneumonia before starting to make stoves? Testing the Efficiency of Wood Burning Cookstoves: […]