Posner, UW Engineers Receive US Department of Energy Grant to Design Clean, Fuel-Efficient Cookstoves

From UW Today: September 11, 2013

UW engineers get grant to make cookstoves 10 times cleaner for developing world

Nearly 500 million households roughly 3 billion people, or 42 percent of the world's population rely on burning materials such as wood, animal dung or coal in stoves for cooking and heating their homes. Often these stoves are crudely designed, and poor ventilation and damp wood can create a smoky, hazardous indoor environment day after day.

A recent study published in The Lancet estimates that 3.5 million people die each year as a result of indoor air pollution from open fires or rudimentary stoves in their homes. Read More