Aprovecho Spring Stove Camp April, 2012

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.


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

Stove Camp 2012

Day 1
9am -9:45 Introduction, go over agenda, what to learn?
9:45am-10:30am Stove History
15min coffee break
10:45- 11:15 Combustion Efficiency: Health, Climate Change, 90% emission Reduction
11:15 -12:00 Introductions to Stove Testing: WBT, CCT, KPT
12:00-1:30 Lunch
1:00- 4:00 Hands on testing of Open Fire
4:00-4:30 Break
4:30-5:00 Wrap Up Discussion
Day 2
9am-9:45am Results of Open Fire Testing/Discussion
9:45am-10:30 Sam Baldwin on Stove Development/Design Committee
15min coffee break
10:45-11:15 The TLUD Gasifier: Step by Step
11:15-12:00 Discussion
12:00-1:30 Lunch
1:00- 4:00 Testing of TLUD
4:00-4:30 Break
4:30-5:00 Wrap Up Discussion
Day 3
9am -9:45am Results of Open Fire and TLUD Testing/Discussion
10:00am-10:30am The Rocket Stove: Step by Step
15min coffee break
10:45am-11:15am Benchmarks/Regional Testing Centers/Regional WBT/IAP CCT
11:15am-12:00pm Discussion
12:00pm-1:30pm Lunch
1:00-4:00 Testing 10L Sunken Rocket
4:00-4:30 Break
4:30-5:00 Wrap Up Discussion
Day 4
9am -9:45 Results of Open Fire, TLUD, 10L Rocket Testing/Discussion
10:00am-10:30 Heat Transfer Efficiency and 50% fuel Use Reduction
15min coffee break
10:45-11:15 Carbon Credits and Selling Stoves
11:15-12:00 Discussion
12:00-1:30 Lunch
1:00- 4:00 Testing of Institutional Stove and tour of Factory in a Box
4:00-4:30 Break
4:30-5:00 Wrap Up Discussion

If there is anything you are particularly interested in let us know!

Lodging options:






The workshop will start at 9am on Monday April 2nd. Our lab street address is 79093 highway 99, Cottage Grove, OR 97424. The closest airport is Eugene and about 25 miles away from us. If you need a ride please plan to arrive Sunday and let us know. There are also shuttles from the airport for around $60.

The workshop will end Thursday afternoon around 5pm. Likewise if you need a ride to the airport let us know.

We will organize daily transport needs on Monday.


Most of the hotels provide breakfast and we will be providing some snacks in the morning to supplement along with water, tea and coffee throughout the day. We will provide a lunch and for dinner there are numerous restaurants around town we can direct you to or you are welcome to rough it at our lab and cook on some of our stoves.

Looking forward to seeing you all soon.

Mike Hatfield
Director of International Projects
(541) 357-9857
Aprovecho Research Center
http://www.aprovecho.org (stoves)
http://www.aprovecho.net (education center)

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