Otto Formo, January 2010
The Peko Pe is an easy to built, top lit, natural draft (no fan) gasifying stove that burns biomass completely (low to no ash or char). It is
- Efficient: easy to light, easy to handle, cooks quickly at high temperature.
- Complete combustion no smoke and no soot
- Flexible Covering all needs of energy for all types of household and institutional kitchen and other activities like take away food, bakery etc.
- Simple Not intimidating technology.
The Peko Pe
The Energy Unit, single also called Peko Pe is designed to cover the general basic need for energy, but can be manufactured both smaller and bigger.
The combustion chamber is the heart of the system, and from there the heat will be consentrated up under the pot. The Energy Unit can be used both for cooking and for heating. Single, as a cooking or heating stove, it will cover the basic needs of energy for smaller household. More units put together will cover the need of energy for bigger houshold, institutional kitchen and pots of any size.
Any kind of dry combustible biomass can be used as fuel.
The fire has complete combustion; is High temperature. No smoke. No soot. Some tar under the pan. Sensitive to wind
It is New technology and requires some training, but it is Easy to use; Flexible; Fits all types of kitchen utensils; and transmits No heat to the sides.