Thursday, April 21, 2011
Remember the inefficient charcoal stove I posted on this blog last week? This one is much more efficient. It directs most of the heat up to the pot and uses 1/3 less charcoal. Made with recycled metal, it sells locally for 40$ Haitian or 200 Gourdes or $5 US. We will be fabricating these (or similar ones) and selling them right alongside the "new" charcoal we will be making from scrap paper, cardboard. wood chips, plant waste... It takes ten pounds of wood to make a pound of charcoal so saving a third means fewer trees will be cut. A step in the right direction.