Himalayan Rocket Stoves Protect the Clean Air of the Himalayas

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Himalayan Rocket Stoves are used for Heating, Cooking & Hot Water

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Himalayn Rocket Stoves are now in use in homes in the Himalayas for testing

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Himalayan Rocket Stoves are low enough to be used from a seated position on the floor

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With the Himalayan Rocket Stove, Heavy Loads Will Be Reduced

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Currently being produced at our test facility in Ladakh

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Imagine if it were possible to make a small change in the way that wood is converted to heat energy so that 1 million trees could be saved from being cut over the next 10 years.

Imagine if all it took was a simple redesign of the humble wood fuel stove, so that instead of being 15% efficient, it became 85%+ efficient.

Imagine if this simple redesign already existed and is being used in many parts of the world… but nobody thought to take it to a region that desperately needs it.

The Himalayan Rocket Stove Project

A Social Enterprise Putting

People, Planet & Profit on the bottom line.

A percentage of profits go directly towards the Smokeless Cookstove Revolution.
Read more about this not-for-profit project here

The Himalayan Rocket Stove Project is taking an ultra efficient wood burning stove design tailored to the Himalayan context to India this year for production and distribution through northern India.
These stoves address three key issues facing the people and environment of the Himalayas, namely deforestation, women’s health and air pollution.


Efficiency Rating of Stove


Amount of Wood Saved

Number of Loads Reduced Each Year

Media & Links

The Better India

“This Australian Innovator Designed an Energy Efficient Rocket Stove to Save Trees in the Himalayas…”


“Inspired by Sonam Wangchuk, this Australian college dropout is changing lives in the Himalayas…”

Smokeless Cookstove Revolution

“Cookfire Smoke Kills… mostly women and children.”

TEDx IIM Ranchi

“Talking about the issue of Household Air Pollution and what we can do about it…”

Times of India

“Inspiring stories charge up IIM grads at TEDx”

Radio One Mumbai 94.3

“One on One with Hrishi Kay going in depth on the radio.”

The Tribune India

“Aussie shows warmth with his stove”

DNA - Daily News and Analysis

“Himalayan Rocket Stove: More fire, less wood and saving a million trees”

BW Disrupt - Business World

“A Social Entrepreneur Making Life in Himalayas Smokeless Again”

Benefits of the Himalayan Rocket Stove

  • Great reduced wood fuel load…
  • Saves 1 Mature Tree for every Stove in Use
  • Saves 100 Back Breaking Loads down the mountains
  • Saves 3500kg of CO2 from being released to the atmosphere

We’re working to make these stoves available to the 10 million homes & 50 million people of the Himalayas.

What is a Himalayan Rocket Stove

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The Smokeless Cookstove Revolution is coming!

This is started as a side project of the Himalayan Rocket Stove project, but has become an incredibly important one. In the process of prototyping the internal design for our stoves in the Himalayas, we came up with a cheap, easy and very practical way to make smokeless cookstoves from clay. This is an adaptation of various ideas that already exist, but with some key features we’ve not seen implemented by anyone else.

There are more than 4 million people (mostly women and children) who die from various illnesses related to Household Air Pollution, this project is directly aimed at reducing this number.

Please read about this project and share with your networks, supporting it if you are able to.  


Latest Blog Posts

April Update HRS and SCR

Project Update Himalayan Rocket Stove & Smokeless Cookstove Revolution Since the last update I've been back to India for another round of moving the projects forward. In a snapshot, this is what's been happening: Himalayan Rocket Stove For the first 2 weeks I was...

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Advanced Design Testing in Manali

Something about these pictures sum up what I've been doing for the last 2 years of my life. Finally I am getting to see these stoves being used in family homes in the Himalayas. And the response from the kids is exactly what it should be...   'Yeah, whatever. Warm is...

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