Archive for the ‘stove production’ Category

Innovation process research

January 26, 2011

Dr. Simon Shackley undertook a number of interviews with renewable energy technology innovators, to understand more about the process – from an idea to a finished (and successfully marketed) product. The visit was during December 2010.

An in-depth case study – the development of the Sampada and Sarai in India will be part of the report. Watch this space for details of its release!

Anila stove manufacture > 2500

November 2, 2010

Recent communications with Sumuki Associates, Mysore, India – the manufacturer of the Anila stove confirmed that over 2500 units have been produced to date. The engineering operation is equipped with all the equipment for the manufacture of stoves, and is capable of fulfilling bulk orders. Since raw materials have increased in costs since the stove was invented, large orders are required to keep production cost effective (pers comm C.S. Ramaswami).

TLUD & EverythingNice production – India

August 22, 2010

In addition to the Anila stove, one test stove of the TLUD and the EverythingNice is being produced.

Stove production, India, 20.08.2010

Anila stove produced in India

August 19, 2010

The stove had been fabricated by hand out of galvanised steel, and the only adjustments were to make the holes on the base plate cone as per the directions from the inventor. Despite protests from my ARTI assistant and the metalworker himself, I instructed them to be enlarged and more holes added…. More on this later…
The other task was to find some method of fixing the base of the stove to the main chamber, which was done with some bulldog clips. This was deemed suitable for these prototype (or test) stoves.

Fabrication of Anila Stove, 16.08.2010

In the left of the picture is the cone with the small holes, and the right is with enlarged holes.

Anila stove fabrication commissioned…

August 10, 2010

Since a supplier of the Anila stove could not be found in India, production has been commissioned in Phaltan, Maharashtra ready for trials.

The Anila stove, since it is the only stove which I know of which produces biochar in a secondary chamber (i.e. not as part of the energy production, and not a gasification stove) is the most useful to test in the biochar context.

If anyone knows of a stove which also produces biochar as a ‘secondary’ product, please get in touch!

Stove designs finalised before distribution

July 21, 2010

Stove design finalised for testing, the following changes were made to the initial prototypes:

TLUD
– This design has already been adapted by the Iron Workshop so no amendments were deemed necessary

Anila
– Lid was fixed onto the outer sides, so the only way to open is from the bottom
– Legs were lengthened
– Handles added

EverythingNice
– handles added
– Stove stand heightened
– handle added on lid

08.07.2010 Final stove designs being demonstrated in Krable Riel

Stove construction: 06/04/2010

April 8, 2010

Stoves are being made at the Iron Workshop, which is about 15km from Siem Reap town centre.

The Anila stove, and the Everything stove were selected for the project, in addition to the Anderson TLUD, which is already being made at the workshop. More information to follow about the stoves!

Testing will begin on the stoves this week, then they will be deployed into the community for further trials.