Coming of the Corporate Biomass Stove - Mass Manufacturing to Save the Day?
Charlie Sellers, November 23, 2008
For the last several years there has been a huge amount of activity in what we might call "corporate stoving" - it is not as if corporations of one kind or another have not always had cooking wares for sale (certainly in the developed world!), but they have not always been this active in developing countries - the market certainly is huge, but the margins are uncertain and the customers non-traditional. These welcome players include British Petroleum, Bosch Siemens, Philips Electronics, and the Shell Foundation and their more technology rich mass manufacturable stoves have the potential to reduce fuel consumption by 50% and drop emissions significantly, and result in deployments of tens of millions of units each. This short article is a collection of photos and links about some of the most recent stoves which might be deployed in larger numbers.