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Developing Clean and Sustainable Biomass Combustion Technology for Heating and Cooking

About Our Studio

We are an Australian industrial design company based out of Byron Bay with a global perspective, developing high impact, low cost solutions for the developing world.

In particular, we are fascinated by the simplicity and ingeniousness of a high temperature combustion process called “Rocket Stoves”. These clever creatures burn smoke, giving greater efficiency and lower pollution at the same time. That’s a win / win!

They can also be made in high tech and low tech formats. We’ve explored both, and love both options, depending on the situation. We have a range of new products using high tech innovations of the core technology that will solve more problems.

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Social Impact That Works

Even though Rocket Man Designs is a For Profit Social Enterprise, we have the luxury of deciding whether to commercialise an idea or not. Some ideas are just too important to monetise, such as a Smokeless Cookstove made of clay that has the potential to literally save millions of lives. That idea we happily gave away, and we’re proud of the work being done by the Smokeless Cookstove Foundation in India, sharing it with the women who need it the most. 

The Himalayan Rocket Stove product range, on the other hand, is ideal for commercialising. We found a way to make a high quality, high efficiency combustion heater that is affordable to people in the Himalayan belt where there are 20 million homes needing heat for half the year.

RMD Projects

A sample of successful implementations solving real world issues…

Himalayan Rocket Stove

The Himalayan Rocket Stove social enterprise company is currently focussed on commercialising our range of domestic combustion heater designs in the Himalayan regions of northern India and Nepal. 

Smokeless Cookstove Foundation

The Smokeless Cookstove Foundation has been set up specifically to roll out the ingenious design for a low to no cost solution to Household Air Pollution. The design for this came out of the prototyping and development phase for the Himalayan Rocket Stove product range, and has now taken on a life of its own. 

What is a Rocket Stove?

The technology we use is called ‘Rocket Stove’, and it’s widely used in various parts of the world. It’s a clever design that mixes air and burning gases together inside a vertical insulated combustion chamber that allows temperatures to rise to a point where near-complete combustion occurs. This causes to the smoke to be oxidised and converted to heat energy, which makes the stove both very efficient and clean burning.

Learn How to Make Your Own…

Using simple found materials like basic clay dug from the ground mixed with some granular biomass, you can also make a clean combustion cookstove in a very simple format that is fun and easy to use. Follow the link below to see diagrams and a link to a video instructional. 

Resilience Living

We live in uncertain times, and the skills we have developed for communities in the developing world can equally apply to anyone anywhere in times of rapid change and challenge.

No one is exempt from the possibility of sudden and unexpected loss of convenience… learning how to cook on clean fire is an excellent way to boost your local resilience.

The Flat Box Rocket Range is designed to be flat packable for ease of storage and transport, yet when assembled are highly robust and made to withstand extremes of temperature. 

Soon to be Launched via Crowdfunding!

Flat Box Rocket Cooker

Soon to be Launched via Crowdfunding!

The FBR Cooker is our smaller variant that is ideal for camping, home based cooking and general resilience in a range of situations. Running on both biomass pellets or locally available wood and sticks, this is a versatile and incredibly robust cookstove for any occasion.

All of the FBR Cookers are made to be modular so that various attachments can be added as needed. Some of the attachments currently in development include a slot oven (ideal for pizza), a patio heater and a BBQ hotplate. These attachments simply bolt on and off with ease and can be hot swapped whilst the cooker is in use.

Click through on the link to register your interest in the pre-purchase offerings as they come available. 

Flat Box Rocket Heater

Soon to be Launched via Crowdfunding!

The FBR Heater is a small footprint high heat output unit that is especially good for small rooms / tiny homes / caravans / tents and even outdoors on your patio.

Running on both biomass pellets or locally available wood and sticks, this is a versatile and incredibly robust combustion heater that really cranks out the heat and gives space for cooking on a single pot as well.

The FBR Heaters are made to be modular so that various attachments can be added as needed. Some of the attachments currently in development include a water jacket, child safety screen, glass panel for viewing the rocket in full blast, slotted heat panel for additional convective heat transmission and the option of wall mount or feet for free standing on the floor.

Click through on the link to register your interest in the pre-purchase offerings as they come available. 

Happy Customers!

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Installed the rocket stove a week ago. It is everything that they promise and more. Excellent smokeless combustion. Extremely efficient. Build to last more than a lifetime. The design is superior to anything available in the Himalayas. Aesthetically pleasing to the eye as well. A wonderful addition to our home. Thanks to the team for building such a great product. Very happy and highly recommend this.

- Himanshu Sud

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Location

Byron Bay NSW 2481
Australia

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(+61) 432 294 223

Email

admin@rocketmandesigns.com