Kenya and East Africa
BURN is working with The Paradigm Project to improve the design and production processes of the Jiko Poa. In April 2011, we installed a rocket ceramic dryer that utilizes waste heat from the ceramic kiln to dry the ceramic liner during the rainy season. Our design team is currently designing the foot, shelf, and embossing stamp for the second-generation Jiko Poa. During the summer of 2011, we will be modifying our new Haiti charcoal stove for use in Kenya. Over the next 10 years, our plan is to work with project implementers to support the local production of 5 million fuel-efficient cookstoves in East Africa.
We are working with The Paradigm Project to introduce a new fuel-efficient charcoal stove design as well as our fuelwood-saving Jiko Poa design. After working with local cooks to design the perfect stove, we intend to design and develop the tooling necessary to mass produce the stove in Haiti.
We are currently working with The Learning Team to introduce bread ovens and institutional rocket stoves into their Cambodian schools project. BURN Design Lab consultants will train a local entrepreneur in the summer of 2011 to establish a rocket stove business that will produce the first 500 ovens and 500 stoves.
Since 2007, Peter Scott has worked with GIZ-ECO to introduce fuel efficient injera baking systems, household stoves and institutional cookstoves. This summer we are working with three interns from ETHOS to develop a portable rocket bread oven and manual. Their project is currently trying to raise $2000 to pay for materials to build the prototype.
Since 2008, BURN Design Lab consultants have been working with Mercy Corps to introduce fuel-efficient technologies to protect forest reserves such as the one at Virunga National Park. Virunga Park has a project to protect the home of one of the last remaining populations of mountain gorillas. During the summer of 2011, we will work with the Virunga Park and Colorado University – EDC to develop an improved stove that can burn agricultural waste briquettes.
During the summer of 2011, BURN Design Lab will work with Colorado University – Engineering for Developing Communities to refine our initial briquette stove prototype (that was constructed last year in DRC) . Prototypes will be constructed at our lab on Vashon Island and then tested in Colorado and DRC.