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Cinder Block Fuel-efficient Stoves

Posted on Dec 12, 2011

Photographs of a stove made from cider blocks and ceramic tiles being constructed. Preparing the floor for the construction. Putting the tiles for the combustion chamber into water to cut them. Cutting the tiles with an angles grinder. Tiles already cut. Laying the cinder blocks 4-high for the stove. Filling in with ash and glash. Cutting 2 blocks in U for the entrance and the exit. Placing the steel hot plate. Building the chiminey exit with bricks. Rendering with white cement. Leave to dry for 3 days before...

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Ceramic Eco-Stove Photographs

Posted on Dec 12, 2011

Photos illustrating the construction of a lean-burning eco-stove. The stove parts. The retaining walls of the main stove, showing the channel were ash is removed. The joints being sealed. The joints being sealed. The stove parts assembled. Sand being packed around the stove. A layer of cement being applied to the top surface, with a final coating of coloured cement. Leaving the top surface to set. Fitting the chimney. Lighting the fire. A finnished stove....

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Biomass Cooking Stoves

Posted on May 21, 2011

Around 2,400 million people in the world use traditional biomass fuel to cook, while 1,600 million people lack access to electricity. Failure to increase access to affordable sustainable energy services not only means the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) will not be reached, but also that 1,400 million people will lack modern energy services by 2030. On the other hand, by improving access to these services, there is a greater likelihood of achieving the MDGs. Moreover, energy services have a multiplier effect on health, education, transportation, telecommunications, drinking water and sanitation, and investments in agricultural, industrial and tertiary sectors, both in income-generating activities and in...

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