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Cook Stove
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia April 2006

Asia Regional Cookstove Program Letter from the Secretariat March-April 2006 (pdf)

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Low Cost Wood Gas Stove
Dr. N. Sai Bhaskar Reddy, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India April 2006

Look at this blog of a wood gas stove developed with community participation.
A low-cost portable Woodgas stove has been developed based on the Garlington’s downdraft gasifier model stove. A small tin can of 3.5 inches diameter and 5 inches height (“Lactogen” tin can) is used for making the Wood-gas stove. For grate an aluminum wire is used at the bottom. Primary and secondary air slits are puctured into the tin to make the stove. A tin sheet or bricks or mud and stone can be used for the skirt and fire place.

For fuel one inch length small pencil size sticks (pruned twigs) or shavings and chips of wood from a carpenter’s workshop can be used. This stove burns for about 8 minutes with the wood gas generated and later on the resultant charcoal burns for next 5 to 8 minutes giving sufficient heat for boiling one liter of milk or one person can take bath with the boiled water.

Price : Rs. 2/- (Rupees two only)
Time for making it : 20 to 30 minutes
Efficiency : Highly efficient as compared to rocket stove.

This stove has the following advantages:
Requires only small wood pieces – saves trees
Batch feeding – lit and forget
Low cost any one can make it and use
Light weight - highly portable

Note: Preferably should be used in good ventilation conditions.

Martin's Stove Term Lexicon
Martin Boll, April 2006

Martin Boll has created a list of stove terms in German, English, Dutch and French.

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South Asia Regional Workshop on Indoor Air Pollution, Health and Household Energy
27-28 February 2006, Kathmandu, Nepal
Practical Action February 2006

Dread & Works Enterprises Improved Cookstove Producers
Chewe Lazarus, Lusaka, Zambia April 2006
Dread & Works Enterprises, Chewe Lazarus, Biomass Cookstoves Producer, Lusaka, Zambia April 2006

Roger Samson, REAP-Canada, April 2006

In the Gambia, wood is used for cooking, construction, and local tool production. There is often more need for wood, than the number of local trees can support.

REAP-Canada developed the Mayon Turbo Stove to help reduce people's dependency on wood as a source of fuel for cooking meals. This stove was developed by REAP in cooperation with the local people of the Gambia, and it burns well with selective crop residues. millet husks, peanut shells, corn cob pieces, small pieces of grass and rice hull. This allows the women of the Gambia to forage for fuel close to home, relieves a burdon on families that would otherwise be paying for fuelwood. For more information, see the REAP-Canada web site: Mayon Turbo Stove: Gambia Case Study

Equitable Commercialization of Improved Cook Stoves (pdf)
Gregory Simon, University of Washington Department of Geography January 2006

Shell Foundation Breathing Space Programme HEH Strategy Review
Sharna Jarvis, Shell Foundation January 2006 (pdf)

Partnership for Clean Indoor Air Presentation to ETHOS 2006 (pdf)
Brenda Doroski,Partnership for Clean Indoor Air January 2006


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