Aprovecho Research Center is pleased to announce our 2011 Winter Stove Workshop. The five-day workshop is designed to provide agency personnel, policy experts, funders, future field technicians, and others interested in clean cookstoves an intensive course in the principles of stove design, testing, and use.

The workshop, more affectionately known as “Stove Camp,” takes place at the Aprovecho Research Center in Cottage Grove, Oregon (two hours south of Portland). Participants are encouraged to continue your learning by attending the international Engineers in Technical and Humanitarian Opportunities of Service (ETHOS) conference, held in Seattle that Friday, Saturday, Sunday.

In five days participants will learn:
  • design principles for a variety of rocket, fan, charcoal and TLUD stoves
  • how to improve combustion efficiency
  • heat transfer basics for getting more energy from the fire to the pot
  • testing protocols for evaluating, comparing and improving stove designs using both laboratory and infield equipment
  • How to construct inexpensive ‘90% emission reduction’ cook stoves

Aprovecho Research Center has been applying proven science and state-of-the-art technology to stove research and development for 25 years. It is part of Aprovecho’s goal to help contribute to the proliferation of great cook stoves worldwide by sharing our extensive expertise with people such as yourself. To that end, we have hosted “Stove Camp” each summer for the past 10 years, and this is our first winter workshop.

“Stove Camp” (as featured in The New Yorker magazine) is a hands-on laboratory, and our teaching methodology is experiential. As a participant, you will work with Aprovecho experts and other participants to build four types of stoves, and then test your work. You don’t need shop skills to complete this workshop. Space is limited to 30 participants, so we encourage you to reserve a spot soon. Cost: $800 includes most meals.

Contact Aprovecho Office Manager Mike Hatfield at: <a href="mailto:apromike@gmail.com">apromike@gmail.com</a>