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. 

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. 

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. 

Eco Stove India

The brand we use to sell our lower cost clean biomass combustion products in India. Dedicated cookstoves, heaters and our new patent pending Eco Duo, a cookstove that converts to a space heater with an optional Heat & Flue Module.

Eco Stoves Australia

This is the brand we use to bring products to market in Australia. Eco Stoves Australia features some of the designs we find most suitable for the Australian market. Note that these are sold as “outdoor BBQ or camping” products and are not suitable to be installed inside a building that requires conventional household insurance. 

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. 

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. 

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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