Archive for the Cookstove Publications Category

“Lessons learned from a comparison study of charcoal stoves for Haiti.” Lask et al., 2017. Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments.

Abstract: Biomass is the predominant cooking fuel in Haiti, where it creates burdens on both the environment and the Haitian people. Following the 2010 earthquake […]

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“Performance and Emissions Characteristics of a Lighting Cone for Charcoal Stoves.” Lask and Gadgil, 2017. Energy Sustain. Dev.

Abstract: A lighting cone is a simple metal cone placed on the charcoal bed during ignition to increase draft. Many traditional charcoal-burning stoves are difficult […]

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“Clean Cookstoves Need Better Performance Guidelines.” Daniel Lawrence Wilson. Environmental Science and Technology (2016).

"Clean Cookstoves Need Better Performance Guidelines." Daniel Lawrence Wilson. Environmental Science and Technology (2016).

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“Measuring and Increasing Adoption Rates of Cookstoves in a Humanitarian Crisis.” Daniel Lawrence Wilson et al.. Environmental Science and Technology 50, 8393–8399 (2016).

"Measuring and Increasing Adoption Rates of Cookstoves in a Humanitarian Crisis." Daniel Lawrence Wilson et al.. Environmental Science and Technology 50, 8393–8399 (2016).

Traditional smoky cooking fires are one of today’s greatest environmental threats to human life. These fires, used by 40% of the global population, cause 3.9 million […]

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“Avoided emissions of a fuel-efficient biomass cookstove dwarf embodied emissions.” Wilson, D. L., Talancon, D. R., Winslow, R. L., Linares, X. & Gadgil, A. J. Development Engineering 45–52 (2016).

"Avoided emissions of a fuel-efficient biomass cookstove dwarf embodied emissions." Wilson, D. L., Talancon, D. R., Winslow, R. L., Linares, X. & Gadgil, A. J.  Development Engineering 45–52 (2016).

Full and free Open Access text available here. Abstract: Three billion people cook their food on biomass-fueled fires. This practice contributes to the anthropogenic radiative […]

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“Soot Reduction in Cookstoves due to Turbulent Mixing”. Lask et al., 2015. Proc. of the Aust. Combust. Sym.

Abstract: Emissions from solid-fuel cookstoves, used by almost three billion people worldwide, create major issues for both human health and the environment. These emissions cause […]

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“Comparing Cookstove Usage Measured with Sensors Versus Cell Phone-Based Surveys in Darfur, Sudan.” Wilson, D.L. et al., 2015. In S. Hostettler, E. Hazbourn, & J.-C. Bolay, eds. Technologies for Development: What is Essential? New York: Springer International Publishing, pp. 211–221.

"Comparing Cookstove Usage Measured with Sensors Versus Cell Phone-Based Surveys in Darfur, Sudan." Wilson, D.L. et al., 2015. In S. Hostettler, E. Hazbourn, & J.-C. Bolay, eds. Technologies for Development: What is Essential? New York: Springer International Publishing, pp. 211–221.

Abstract: Three billion people rely on combustion of biomass to cook their food, and the resulting air pollution kills 4 million people annually. Replacing inefficient […]

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“Performance Comparison of Charcoal Cookstoves for Haiti: Laboratory Testing with Water Boiling and Controlled Cooking Tests”. Lask et al., 2015. Energy Sustain. Dev.

Charcoal cooking accounts for a large portion of Haiti’s energy usage and leads to severe economic, health, and environmental hardships. Organizations are hoping that fuel-efficient […]

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“Simplified Model for Lighting Cone Design” Lask and Gadgil, LBNL report: LBNL-6965E

Some types of biomass stoves, such as charcoal stoves, tend to be difficult to light due to poor initial draft and sensitivity to ambient wind. […]

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“Emissions and Climate-Relevant Optical Properties of Pollutants Emitted from a Three-Stone Fire and the Berkeley-Darfur Stove Tested under Laboratory Conditions”. Preble et al., 2014. Environ. Sci. Technol.

"Emissions and Climate-Relevant Optical Properties of Pollutants Emitted from a Three-Stone Fire and the Berkeley-Darfur Stove Tested under Laboratory Conditions". Preble et al., 2014. Environ. Sci. Technol.

Cooking in the developing world generates pollutants that endanger the health of billions of people and contribute to climate change. This study quantified pollutants emitted […]

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“How many replicate tests are needed to test cookstove performance and emissions? – Three is not always adequate”. Wang et al., 2014. Energy for Sustainable Development

"How many replicate tests are needed to test cookstove performance and emissions? – Three is not always adequate". Wang et al., 2014. Energy for Sustainable Development

Almost half of the world’s population still cooks on biomass cookstoves of poor efficiency and primitive design, such as three stone fires (TSF). Emissions from […]

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“Particulate emissions from a wood-fired improved biomass stove”. Lask et al., 2013. Proc. of the Aust. Combust. Sym.

Abstract: Worldwide, approximately three billion people cook their food using biomass fuels such as wood, charcoal, crop residues, and animal dung. The emissions produced by […]

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“Stoves Solutions: Improving Health Safety and Environment with Fuel-Efficient Stoves”. Gadgil et al., 2013. The Solutions Journal

“Stoves Solutions: Improving Health Safety and Environment with Fuel-Efficient Stoves”. Gadgil et al., 2013. The Solutions Journal

In Darfur, Sudan, where about 2.7 million people have been displaced from their homes by conflict, the situation is particularly dire. Each day, Darfuri women […]

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“Lighting Cones for Haitian Stoves” Lask, 2013. Master’s Thesis.

In the developing world, close to 3 billion people cook and heat their homes with biomass fuels such as charcoal.  Typically charcoal burning stoves have […]

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“Engineering for the Global Poor: the role of intellectual property”. Booker et al., 2012. Science and Public Policy

Is intellectual property (IP) inimical to the development and deployment of technologies specific- ally designed for markets with no consumer power, i.e. for the poor? […]

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“Performance of Charcoal Cookstoves for Haiti, Part 2: Results from the Controlled Cooking Test” Lask, et al. LBNL report: LBNL-5341E

Charcoal cooking accounts for a large portion of Haiti’s energy usage and leads to severe economic and environmental hardships. Several organizations are looking to fuel-efficient […]

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“Performance of Charcoal Cookstoves for Haiti, Part 1: Results from the Water Boiling Test” Booker, et al. LBNL report: LBNL-5021E

Charcoal cooking accounts for a large portion of Haiti’s energy usage and leads to severe economic and environmental hardships. Several organizations are looking to fuel-efficient charcoal cookstoves […]

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“Quantification of Black Carbon and Other Pollutant Emissions From a Traditional and an Improved Cookstove”. Kirchstetter et al., 2010. LBNL report: LBNL-6062E

"Quantification of Black Carbon and Other Pollutant Emissions From a Traditional and an Improved Cookstove". Kirchstetter et al., 2010. LBNL report: LBNL-6062E

Kirchstetter Thomas, Chelsea Preble, Odelle Hadley, and Ashok Gadgil. 2010. Quantification of Black Carbon and Other Pollutant Emissions From a Traditional and an Improved Cookstove. LBNL report: […]

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“Cookstove dissemination in Haiti: Improving collaboration and information-sharing”. Gadgil and Booker, 2010. Boiling Point

In April 2010, a Berkeley-based team visited Haiti on a fact-finding mission. The team encountered a high level of interest in cookstove projects, in part […]

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“Development and Testing of the Berkeley Darfur Stove”. Amrose et al., 2008. LBNL report: LBNL-116E

Darfur, one of the poorest regions in Sudan, has been in the midst of a complicated and bloody conflict since 2003 that has resulted in the […]

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