Summer Stove Camp
July 21st through 25th, 2014
Aprovecho’s Summer Stove Camp is back! This is an opportunity to conduct lots of emissions testing of stoves “under the hood” in the lab and in a Test Kitchen. The best Top Lit Up Draft stove team wins $250!!
Dr. TLUD will be leading workshops and sharing the current state-of-the-art of natural draft and forced-air TLUDs. A second course of study will focus on building improved ovens. Teams will build both low mass rocket ovens and high mass ovens and compare performance.
Stove Camp is open to everyone, and is regularly attended by – designers, producers, program implementers/administrators, folks interested in environmental issues, women’s advocates, student interns, and some amazing inventors. We all share the goal of serving humanity – particularly in the developing world – by finding viable solutions.
Stove Camp encourages participants, and shows them how, to solve stove problems. One year NASA participated and we combined emissions equipment to do experiments on Black Carbon. Working with GIZ the participants at Stove Camp 2012 revisited and did further exploration and analysis of charcoal stoves. Folks have open access to the emissions hoods and sometimes spend the whole week tuning their stove.
Tuition is $400, and people have the option of camping out by the river at our new beautiful campus at Blue Mountain or choosing one of several affordable motels in the small, Oregon town of Cottage Grove.
Stove Camp is unusual because there are unique kinds of learning opportunities all around you.
We expect a large turnout this year, so please reserve a spot!