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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 Creating

Clean Burning High Efficiency Stoves

For Heating and Cooking

In the Himalayas and Beyond!

In the early stages the project is targeting the Himalayan regions of India, Nepal and Bhutan with a view to scaling out to global markets over the coming months and years.

How does it work?

Rocket Stove design is based on a dual combustion process where wood gas and smoke is drawn into a secondary combustion chamber which burns the smoke and releases an abundance of additional heat.

View the video to see this happening in slow motion.

In the interests of providing access to clean and efficient stoves
to those who most need them, we also support
he Smokeless Cookstove Revolution
Read more about this not-for-profit project here

The Himalayan Rocket Stove Project has developed a highly efficient wood burning stove tailored to the Himalayan context and which is now in production and ready for distribution throughout northern India.

These stoves address three key issues facing the people and environment of the Himalayas, namely deforestation, women’s health and air pollution.


Fuel Savings


Smoke Pollution Reduction


Additional heat in room

Media & Links

IndiaSpend - Global Journalism

“How A New Heating Stove Could Reduce Chopping Of Trees, Melting Of Glaciers”


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

The Better India

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

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”

Nat Geo - Chasing Genius

“Chasing Genius with National Geographic”

Crowdera - Smokeless Cookstove Revolution

“Crowdfunding in India for a smoke free future”

Smokeless Cookstove Revolution on Facebook

“Dhuan Hatao – Zindigi Bachao”

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.

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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.

Read more about this project here: Smokeless Cookstove Revolution

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