A new pellet-fueled cookstove design reduces air pollutants by up to 90 percent.
Developed by a team from North Carolina State University, the cookstove features battery-operated fans that direct air over the compressed wood pellet for an efficient burn. The batteries can be charged via the included solar panels, making the design feasible for use in remote and off-the-grid areas. According to the NC team, field tests showed that the cookstove reduced pollutant levels across the board by 90 percent or more.
The pellet-fueled cookstoves are the first to meet the International Organisation for Standardisation’s (ISO) Tier 5 standard for carbon monoxide emissions.