The first Kuniokoa stove, a natural draft stove designed by BURN in partnership with our lab, rolled off the assembly line at the BURN manufacturing facility in Kenya on the 9th of November. The Kuniokoa emits significantly less particulate matter and is more efficient compared to other traditional cooking methods.
An article on the importance of and challenges faced in building clean cookstoves featuring the lab and BURN design was published in Geekwire. The article can be found here.
Congratulations to Ben Sullivan for successfully defending his thesis titled “Development of Cookstove Emissions and Performance Testing Suite with Time-resolved Particulate Matter Analysis and Excess Air Estimation”. Ben graduates with an MS, and we wish him great success in his future endeavors.
An article on a new stove designed by the UW-BURN partnership was published in the UW Daily. The new stove is expected to be on the market by the summer. The news article can be found here.
An article focussing on the UW-BURN partnership was published in UW Today. Stoves designed by the lab and BURN will be manufactured and sold in Kenya by BURN starting Summer 2016. The web article can be found here
Garrett presented his work on a time dependent state space heat transfer model of a cookstove along with Anamol, who presented his work on optimization of geometric parameters using a steady state CFD model at ETHOS 2016 in Kirkland, Washington.
The Mechanical Engineering department at the University of Washington hosted a workshop focusing on the development of clean cookstoves. Participants included Eliot Levine from DOE, Raynee Chiang from GACC, Burn Design Labs, Berkeley Air, Colorado State University, Lawrence Berkeley National Labs, and Aprovecho.
A Seattle Times editorial on Thanksgiving mentioned the work our lab and research partners Burn Design have been doing to make clean cookstoves for East Africa. The article can be found here
A video and an article featuring Garrett Allawatt has been published on the front page of the University of Washington website, as a part of ‘Boundless Stories’. The full press release can be found here
In the last 24 months Kenyan consumers have spent more than $3.7 million to purchase 100,000 life-saving jikokoa cookstoves – and 20,000 of these have been sold in the last 2 months alone! These stoves have helped consumers save more than $13.1 million in reduced fuel costs and 272,000 tons of wood. This led to BURN being awarded an Ashden Award in June of this year.The full press release can be found here: BURN sells 100000 Cookstoves Press Release Oct 5 2015 Final HI-RES
The mechanical engineering department at the University of Washington hosted a workshop focusing the the development of clean cookstoves. Participants included Eliot Levine from DOE, Raynee Chiang from GACC, Burn Design Labs, Berkeley Air, Colorado State University, Lawrence Berkeley National Labs, and Aprovecho.
Ben Sullivan presented his work on time resolved measurements of particulate emissions from biomass combustion systems along with Anamol Pundle, who presented his work on a CFD model of a natural draft cookstove for efficiency optimization and emissions reduction at the 2015 ETHOS meeting in Kirkland, Washington.