University of Washington Clean Cookstoves Lab
The UW Clean Cookstoves Lab focuses on the design, evaluation, modeling, and development of low emissions, high efficiency biomass burning cookstoves. We are dedicated to the development and dissemination of appropriate clean cooking solutions as well as understanding the health and environmental impacts of using biomass for cooking.
Capacity Building, Climate/Environment, Heating, Lab or Field Testing, Monitoring and Evaluation, Research, Standards, Technology and Fuel R&D
Technologies & Fuels
Charcoal, Crop residues, Electricity, Pellets / Briquettes, Wood
Clean Cooking Activities
We are doing human centered design, modeling, and testing in the goal of developing the worlds cleanest biomass cookstoves for individuals in low and middle income countries. We conduct both government funded studies that are published, as well as work with NGOs and private companies to improve cookstove designs. We have developed leading edge computational models and experimental facilities that have resulted in the first Tier 4 natural draft rocket stove, reduced PM emissions and increased efficiency for commercial rocket stoves (such as the Kuniokoa of Burn Manufacturing Co.), and provide understanding between lab and field performance testing.
Our primary role has been providing leadership in the design and development of high performing improved cookstoves. We welcome collaboration from any organization that requests assistance with the design, development, or assessment of a clean burning cookstove. We have a wide variety of computational models and experimental methods that can be used to assess current stove designs or provide insight to how a stove can be altered to improve performance. We are also pleased to measure the performance of stoves (e.g. water building test, and fire power sweeps) for stoves that are sent us. We are one of few partners that can apply leading edge understanding of engineering concepts (fluid mechanics, heat transfer, thermodynamics) to understanding and improving stove performance.
Regions Operating In
Latin America and Caribbean, Northern America, Sub-Saharan Africa
Country Based In
3900 E Stevens Way NE
Seattle , Washington 98105
Primary Point of Contact
Name: Dr. Jonathan Posner
Secondary Point of Contact
Name: Dr. John Kramlich
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