The biomass stove is so called TLUD (Top Lit Upwards Draft) type, a multi-fuel-biomass gasifier, using gasification to burn dry bio mass. The cooker burns gases released in the combustion process, and can use any small pieced dry biomass, but works best with bio pellets.
After the flame is finished the stove can be emptied, and by sprinkling the used fuel with sand or water the result is biochar, which can be used efficiently to improve the soil and increase agricultural production by up to 4 times.
The biomass stove is efficient, and requires up to 70% less fuel compared to traditional cooking methods. It works without smoke and could therefore have a positive effect on the health of the whole family resulting in less respiratory and eye infections and burns. It could also have a positive effect on agriculture and deforestation.
The biomass stove is suitable for urban as well as rural households.
Test Results Showing the Emissions from TLUD Compared to Other Types of Cook Stoves and Open Fire (Three Stone) Cooking