Entries by Sam Bentson

Refractory Metals at 1,000 Hours in Salty Biomass Combustion Chambers: Big Problems

Energy for Sustainable Development 37 (2017) 20–32, Alloy Corrosion Considerations in Low-Cost, Clean Biomass Cookstoves for the Developing World Michael P. Brady, et al. Michael Brady and others examined the following: “Corrosion evaluation under cookstove-relevant conditions was studied by two methods: 1) lab furnace testing and 2) in-situ exposure in an operating cookstove. The lab […]

Methods to Improve WBT Repeatability

At the InStove HEARTH conference Sam Bentson gave a talk about how to make WBT laboratory test results of rocket stoves more repeatable. The presentation is available here, and the accompanying video may be viewed here. Thank you to InStove for organizing a great event.

InStove HEARTH Conference

Our friends at InStove are hosting a stove conference next weekend. We hope to see you there. Click below for the schedule, and read on to learn more. HEARTH_Schedule Household Energy and Renewable Technology for Humanity Conference to take place in coming weeks Thursday, August 17th to Sunday, August 20th in Cottage Grove, Oregon, InStove and Burn […]

Most Commercially Successful Stove in your Area?

ARC is involved with many cook stove projects around the world. Mostly we assist with technical information to improve emissions and performance and to set up stove laboratories. Once in a while we help commercial projects to manufacture stoves, get carbon credits, or write business plans. Each year we host at least one hands-on conference, “Stove Camp“, […]

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 […]