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I want to share with you some data abaut solar cookers in europe!
Information from: Solar cooking Atlas (www.solarcookingatlas.com) and ID Cook (www.Idcool.us)

**What is a solar cooker?**

It is not so complicated, a solar cooker, or solar oven is a box which uses the energy of sunlight to cook meal or sterilize.

Biocharproject.org announces the stumpy biochar combination cooker.

Its a tlud its a rocket stove it has many applications and fully customisable.
Simple design utilises waste LPG tanks to provide safe efficent cheap cooking.

Designed and Made in Australia by Biochar Project and Labrador Mens shed.

See the complete story on http://biocharproject.org

Open source free design

Stephen Joseph, Do Duc Khoi, Tran Manh Hung, Mai Thi Lan Anh, Nguyen Van Hien, Nguyen Hong Hanh, Hoang Huu Dung

SEM Images C. Chia and with the University of New South Wales

Please Read the Original Slide Presentation!!
Developing Fuel Efficient Biochar Stoves and Ovens for North Vietnam Trip Report- Dec

Mike Mahowald,

An Efficient Cookstove with two burners, two heating surfaces and a small oven:

This stove is designed to work with Vetiver Grass, they also have plans to encourage small scale productions of Vetiver grass straw pellets for use by the wider Haitian community.

How they'd like to encourage grass straw pellet production

Aprovecho Stove Camp, April 2-5th, 2012

From Mike Hatfield:

Attached is a flyer for the week and here are some logistics for those interested.

Agenda

I will send out an updated agenda but a tentative agenda is as follows:

Stove Camp 2012

Day 1

Flip and John Anderson, January, 2012

Sarah Carter, October, 2011
Nexus Center for Development

Nexus Center for Development is an organization that is working with partners in the carbon credit market and focused on finding projects that alleviate poverty and simultaneously reduce climate change.

Sarah was gracious enough to share her presentation on cooking stoves with us
Biochar stoves: An innovation
studies perspective

Mike Barbee, January 2012

Jatropha curcas is grown as a living livestock corral and as a bio-fuel crop in several areas of the developing world. The seed from the Jatropha plant, as well as the oils are toxic to animals and to people. Ingestion, or skin contact with the oils of the plants, leafs and seeds is known to be toxic, and Mike does a nice job of documenting the current research about the plant in his paper: Summary of Literature on Jatropha Toxicity

It appears that there is NO RESEARCH on the toxicity of Inhaled jatropha either seed, stem, or cake (or pressed cake) form. This is an area of particular concern for me as we evaluate the effectiveness of using Jatropha as a fuel for cooking stoves.

to quote Mike:

There are no studies about jatropha the fraction of phorbol esters that may be present during pressing, composting, or burning. There is not enough information about the volatility to estimate the partitioning of oil that may contain esters in the air during the processing and application

The Key recommendation:
"It is recommended at this point, that those who are working directly with oil and seed cake during the pressing process wear protective eye and skin covering and, if possible, surgical masks to reduce inhalation."

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