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What is the Himalayan Rocket Stove?

What is the Himalayan Rocket Stove?

Clean efficient biomass combustion for Himalayan households (and beyond) What’s in a name? At Himalayan Rocket Stove, we use design that is known around the world as a “rocket stove”. There are both metallic and non-metallic versions of rocket stoves, in each case the...

From Flying Bullets to Himalayan Rockets

From Flying Bullets to Himalayan Rockets

From Flying ‘Bullets’ to Himalayan Rockets A story of how two landslides lead to an ecological heater for the Himalayas and beyond It seems like the journey of a lifetime, this rocket stove thing. Various threads from over 25 years of travel in India and the Himalayas...

Numbers and Energy

Numbers and Energy

For those who like numbers…   The Eco1 Rocket Stove we make has approx 1630 MJ of energy embedded (embodied) in the steel. Add a bit for the manufacturing and transportation we can round that up to about 1800MJ.   The expected lifespan is around 10 years, so we can...

Bhutan Visit June 2017

Bhutan Visit June 2017

The Bhutan Update Back in May a new good friend of ours, Kezang (from Bhutan) sent me a message asking if I was interested to come to Bhutan with a view to exploring the options for taking the Himalayan Rocket Stove there. I asked Chetana if she was keen… she was! So...

Smokeless Cookstove Workshop IIT Delhi

Smokeless Cookstove Workshop IIT Delhi

One of the great things to come out of the various meetings over the last month were connections with wonderful people who could see the potential for this work to really have an impact. Two of those people were Sarandeep and Aparna who run the Women’s Empowerment and...