Research Director: Professor E.C Ejiogu Research discipline: Bio-Energy
This invention describes a new type of stove that in situ converts solid fuels into synthetic
(syn) gas and thereafter burns the gas cleanly to produce a bluish flame similar to gas
combustion of natural gas stoves. The types of solid fuel suitable as fuel include, but not
limited to, coal, charcoal, pelleted/briquetted sawdust, rice husk and other agro-wastes
products. To increase the versatility of the stove an automatic control system is designed for the automatic supply of air.
Significance of Invention
We have described a new type of stove that coverts
various types of solid fuel into synthetic gas for a clean combustion.
The invention also includes an automatic control system to supplies air
to the combustion chambers to provide regulation for combustion. The
invention is a vast improvement on the existing liquid (kerosene) or
charcoal stoves, in terms of performance and clean combustion.
Environmental Friendliness and Merits over Existing Stoves
Ability to utilize several types of cheap solid
fuels, such as agro-waste, saw dust, coal, etc.This makes it
environmentally friendly and cheap when compared to cost of kerosene
Combustion can be controlled automatically and a pure blue flame achieved
Ease of ignition and operation
Suitable for rural areas and urban areas
The stove can be made more functional by adding a
Thermo-Electric Generation (TEG) device that will enable rural dwellers
charge their cell phones.
Ease of manufacturing, using locally available materials