In a new video from Burn Manufacturing, Peter Scott explains its mission and future. You can watch the video here.
BURN Manufacturing Co. (BMC) aims be the sole manufacturer of high quality biomass cookstoves in Kenya and East Africa. BMC has an exclusive licensing relationship with BURN Design Lab (BDL) – one of the world’s leading stove design firms. BDL’s JikoPoa stove design was recently selected by Inhabitat.com as one of “Four Cooking Stove Designs That Can Save the World.”
Kenya—Cookstove Study Results With support from WASHplus, resource partner Berkeley Air Monitoring Group conducted a study in Kenya of the locally manufactured Jiko Poa, a fuel-efficient rocket stove. Results of this study, conducted using a 24-hour “before and after” design, showed highly significant reductions in household air pollution, including a 37 percent reduction in carbon monoxide kitchen concentrations and a 51 percent reduction in PM2.5 (fine particulate matter) kitchen concentrations. read more…
12 months ago BURN Design Lab was launched with a dream of building a state-of-the-art stove design center that could help save forests and lives in the developing world. Thanks to the enormous ongoing support from the local community, our dream has turned into a reality. Read about it here in our December 2011 newsletter!
Brian Lehrer, host of the Brian Lehrer Show on WNYC in New York City, interviewed Burkhard Bilger, author of an article in the December 2009 issue of the New Yorker about Peter Scott and the quest for the perfect stove. Bilger described his experiences when he attended the 2009 ETHOS Stove Camp in Cottage Grove, Oregon, where he met “stovers” from all over the world who gathered to share information and discuss what’s next in the quest for the perfect stove to burn biomass–wood, charcoal, agricultural waste, even dung.
We are working with The Paradigm Project on a Rocket stove program for Kenya. The ‘Jiko Poa’ stove features an abrasion and thermal shock resistant ceramic liner surrounded by a precision cut, sheet metal cladding. The stove is currently being mass-produced and sold in Kenya and has been very well received, earning top marks from consumers in focus groups. Over 7,500 stoves were sold in May 2011 and Paradigm is on track to sell over 1 million stoves in the next 10 years. Kitchen Performance Tests, conducted by Berkeley Air Monitoring Group, show that both the local Jiko Poa (retail $15) and the imported EnviroFit (retail $29) demonstrated a ~43% fuel savings as compared to an open fire.