Gallery: Four Cooking Stove Designs That Can Save The World


Stovetec 2 Door Stove

Stovetec in partnership with Aprovecho Research Center produces a hybrid wood and charcoal stove that is based on a special lightweight clay core which improves combustion efficiency but maintains strength for years of use. A special dual chamber allows families to use either wood in the upper chamber or charcoal in the lower one. The double door system also allows for more control of the burning, leaving both open to maximize air intake when starting a fire and partially closing the lower door to maintain the proper temperature.

The technology is dubbed the rocket stove, a seemingly simple device that has a large vertical cylinder to hold a pot and an opening at the bottom to feed the combustible biomass to efficiently cook a meal or pasteurize drinking water. While the concept has been proven to be simple, effective and best of all cheap, studies in fluid dynamics, geometry, and advanced materials are leading to very efficient high-tech designs which can reduce the smoke by 95 percent.

Add to that the fact that fuel consumption is reduced by half, which helps to curb expenses for families and slows the clearing of forests just for cooking fuel. All of theses factors make these stoves essential for the long term sustainability of a significant portion of the world population. These stoves are precision technologies that are far superior to homemade stoves, and they are designed to be affordable for even the poorest in the world with prices as low as $15 a unit.


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  1. rsrawat47 January 7, 2015 at 9:03 am

    How can I get this in India?

  2. laxman May 7, 2014 at 8:42 am

    I want a biolite stove where can i get it pls tell me any one

  3. oldwal52 November 11, 2013 at 4:17 am

    Where can i buy in Philippines?

  4. Chandran Kalladan October 16, 2013 at 3:58 am

    I like this stove very much.But as we are using large size of firewood, this stove is not convenient for our daily use. If I can make a big stove that might be more useful. Can anybody tell me how to make a big one.

    where can I buy the materials in South India to make it? Can anybody help me?

  5. Jacky Clara July 26, 2013 at 7:55 am

    Gosh! where can I get this Jiko? I love it so much.(Nairobi Kenya)

  6. cmfelton76 March 31, 2013 at 4:53 am

    Are the biolite homestoves available in djibouti? If so, where might I buy one?

  7. naveen moras September 24, 2012 at 12:52 am

    where can i buy this biolite home stove in bangalore india

  8. rani May 3, 2012 at 4:06 am

    when & where will the Bio-lite home stove be available in Bangalore India.

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