Entries by Sam Bentson

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 […]

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: […]