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Alternative Fuel+Efficient Stoves Group Project for Kenya Arlum Back Frank Haung Katheryn Emma Hooven

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Our group wanted to introduce a basic design for a stove that is efficient, produces as little smoke as possible, and it is made out of easily accessible materials and able to be further developed by users.


research

Biomass Briquettes: a small industry with high potential

Branded Briquettes


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production

“A Key factor in efficient use of energy is the type of cooking stove� Renewable energy for a sustainable future by GVEP International

Instructions for Making Biochar

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Raise kiln off of ground with sticks

6.

Lower kiln from sticks and put on the top

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Put a stick in the center of the kiln, this will create a chimney

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Pack biowaste in between materials that are easily combustible, such as sawdust, dry leaves or sticks

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Allow a healthy flame to burn for ten to twenty minutes

Making Our First Briquettes

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Light kiln from the bottom

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Collect charred biowaste from kiln

Allow a healthy flame to burn for ten to twenty minutes

Crush material and add a binding agent

Use a briquette press to form briquettes


production Holey Rocket Stove model

6 in 4 in

4 in

5 in

11.5 in

4 in

TOP

FRONT SIDE 11 in


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development Issues with Heating The height of the stove makes it difficult for heat to reach the top.


development

11.5 in 10 in

3 in

4 in 6.5 in

SIDE FRONT

14.5 in


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the outcome

Our Improvements We made the height lower, sculpted a 45 degree angle to provide more wind flow, and shaped the top of the stove like a funnel.

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