Yesterday morning I was on an ETHOS panel discussing stoves, health and climate change. I loved the discussion and was filled with hope that facing the end of the fossil fuel era might catalyze better use of resources.  Living sustainably has been a dream of mine since I was 15 years old in 1967. Like many people I have been living with this dream for many years in a world that has not been committed to renewable energy.

Aprovecho (started in 1976) has tried to create better understandings of farming, forestry, and appropriate technology (focusing on biomass stoves), and helped me to investigate fire. Working with Dr. Larry Winiarski was a blessing in many ways, especially by showing me the utility of the scientific method.

It was great to be able to direct folks at ETHOS to our 2020 revised book “Clean Burning Biomass Cookstoves” that contains most everything that we’ve learned since the publication in 2015. Download here: Clean Burning Biomass Cookstoves, 2nd Edition, 2021. These newsletters are another “closer to real time” update.

The ETHOS Conference continues online through Friday (Jan. 28). You can see the agenda, watch pre-recorded presentations and register to attend the live seminars/discussions at ETHOS 2022. I think you will find it well worth your while!

-All best, Dean Still, Research Director

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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.

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.

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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 Design Lab will co-host the annual “Household Energy and Renewable Technology for Humanity” (HEARTH) conference. HEARTH brings together: implementers, funders, researchers, volunteers, and other interested stakeholders in the international, community-based development sector.
Each day of the event covers a specific theme: Thursday is dedicated to discussions between funders and nonprofits; Friday focuses on program development and collaborative partnerships; Saturday covers renewable energy and cookstoves; and Sunday concentrates on resilience and disaster preparedness. Camping on the InStove campus is free to attendees, any or all days, and the event immediately precedes the 2017 Solar Eclipse (free viewing glasses will be available to all participants and their families). Childcare is provided. Register at: www.instove.org/hearth2017.

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“, during which inventors and policy makers learn from each other to advance the state of the art of biomass cook stove technology. Could you help us to get a feeling for the ‘big picture’ of the commercial stove market so that we can better direct the creative energy during our next Stove Camp? We very much appreciate your help!

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Stove camp attendees

 

We hope that you might take a moment to inform us about stoves sold in your country.  Could you provide responses to the following questions in a reply to this email? THANK YOU!!!

1.)    Where are you located?

2.)    What type of stove is purchased most often?

Charcoal Stove

Rocket Stove

TLUD

Plancha stove

Institutional stove

Coal stove

Other stove

3.)    Can you estimate how many stoves are sold?

4.)    Where are the stoves purchased?

5.)    About how much does the stove cost?

6.)    If you were going to sell a stove in your region what are the two most important features it should have?

7.)  Would folks purchase a stove with a chimney?

THANKS AGAIN!        All answers are private, of course.

 

Best,

 

Dean and Sam