2012 Integral Fellows Nominee: BURN Design Lab

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Oct 26
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Stuti gave $50 for a clean-burning stove
Oct 19 MSAF made a $1,491 contribution
Oct 3
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Bob made a $100 contribution
George view profile
George made a $1,000 contribution
Oct 2
Bryan view profile
Bryan made a $1,000 contribution
Brian view profile
Brian made a $250 contribution
Dominic view profile
Dominic made a $100 contribution
Oct 1
Alyce view profile
Alyce made a $300 contribution

2012 Integral Fellows Nominee: BURN Design Lab

Bob Powell

Bob Powell is a pioneer in developing designs and manufacturing processes for clean burning cook stoves (he co-founded the Lab) and drives the design process, testing, and manufacturing processes. Bob believes the best solution is to design an ideal stove for a particular country or region based on local fuel sources and cultural cooking practices, and then build the stoves where they will be used. Under his direction, the Lab is mounting the only large-scale effort to build and manage localized industrial stove facilities.

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About BURN Design Lab

Our approach: BURN does not promote a single technology or design. Instead we begin by working with local cooks in each selected country to establish critical design parameters. We then develop a series of prototypes at our state-of-the-art stove prototyping facility that maximize combustion and heat transfer while maintaining key user criteria. These prototypes are then improved based on focus group feedback and field testing results. After the initial design process, we then develop the required manufacturing equipment and processes to mass produce stoves in each selected country.

 

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