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 redesign of the humble wood combustion heater, so that with less than half the usual amount of wood you would have ample clean consistent heat in your home.
Imagine No More! We have developed clean burning, high efficiency wood combustion heaters in 3 models that suit any size home for heating and cooking.
The Himalayan Rocket Stove Project
A Social Enterprise Creating
Clean Burning High Efficiency
Wood Combustion Stoves
For Heating and Cooking
In the Himalayas and Beyond!
Currently targeting the Himalayan regions of India, Nepal and Bhutan with a view to scaling out to global markets over the coming 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.
Locations and Contacts (India)
General Enquiries - India
Baddi (near Chandigarh)
WhatsApp / Phone:
+91 88949 24343
Branch Office - Manali
Khaknal (near Manali)
+91 98165 10026
+91 89888 80442
Branch Office - Ladakh
+91 94192 18358
Head Office and Global Enquiries
+91 98054 32176
Himalayan Rocket Stove by Russell Collins is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
It’s a Rocket Stove, not Rocket Science!
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.
Smoke Pollution Reduction
Additional heat in room
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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.
Buy an Eco Rocket Stove
The Smokeless Cookstove Revolution is coming!
In the interests of providing access to clean and efficient stoves
to those who most need them, we also support
The Smokeless Cookstove Foundation
Read more about this not-for-profit project here
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 Foundation
Latest Blog Posts
Tokenising the Himalayan Rocket Stove - A Thought Experiment Considering the possibility of creating a "Rocket Coin" for maximising benefits to users and supporters of HRS. Please read and comment if you have any input on this. PREAMBLE Himalayan Rocket Stove Pvt...read more
For those who like numbers... The Eco1 Rocket Stove we make has approx 1630 MJ of energy embedded (embodied) in the steel. Add a bit for the manufacturing and transportation we can round that up to about 1800MJ. The expected lifespan is around 10 years, so we can...read more
From Flying 'Bullets' to Himalayan Rockets A story of how two landslides lead to an ecological heater for the Himalayas and beyond It seems like the journey of a lifetime, this rocket stove thing. Various threads from over 25 years of travel in India and the Himalayas...read more