Berkley-Darfur

Potential Energy http://www.potentialenergy.org/ stoves are the stoves original designed in the Berkley labs for Sudan (the Darfur region). They are an energy efficient stove designed with the cook's needs in mind.

They have recently added an orange 'cool mesh' to the outside of their metal stove to help protect the stove user (and their children) from burns. The second photo is of a stove field test, where ladies in Africa can see for themselves the advantages and disadvantages of several designs.

The Berkley stove is created out of metal and then shipped to local artisans who assemble the stove in the field. This video shows part of the process.

The Flames of Hope: A Berkeley physicist has found a way to help keep Darfurians alive, by building a better kitchen stove.
By Barrett Sheridan, Newsweek, July 16, 2007
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Efficient Cookstove Saves Refugee Lives in Sudan's Darfur Region
2007 Breakthrough Awards /// The Innovators /// Ashok Gadgil, Christina Galitsky
Popular Mechanics, November 2007

Popular Mechanics Video

By Logan Ward
Video by Virtual Beauty
Video Produced by Allyson Torrisi
Photograph by Brent Stirton
Published in the November 2007 issue.

Berkeley Tara - Darfur Improved Stove (pdf)
Ashok Gadgil and Susan Amrose, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), July 15, 2006

I returned two days ago from Darfur. Susan Amrose is still in Khartoum, will return tomorrow. We visited El Fashir (and Abu Shouk camp), Nyala (and Otash camp), and of course Khartoum. Our hosts for this trip was the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) and CHF International.

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I would like to send you all the powerpoint presentation that Susan and I gave at the meetings of NGOs and funders in Khartoum, Nyala and El Fashir, organized by UNFPA. We think the presentations were very well received.

kind regards,

-- Ashok

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