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Traditional Stoves (Thap)

Traditional Stoves (Thap)

Traditional clay stoves are a work of art, a centerpiece to a home and a feature in many old Ladakhi houses. Unfortunately they are now rarely found and even more rarely used. There is a thought experiment being conducted by Sonam Wangchuk to explore the option of...
Burning Plastic in a Rocket Stove

Burning Plastic in a Rocket Stove

I have lately been exploring the possibility of designing a rocket stove to burn plastic safely. This is potentially one of the most exciting new projects on the drawing board. I’ve been researching the temperature requirements of plastic combustion, and am currently...
Barrel Rocket Stoves

Barrel Rocket Stoves

I’ve recently had the opportunity to experiment with an alternative rocket stove concept using local clay and an old metal barrel. Local clay of high quality is also widely available for negligible cost. I found that it is quite easy to make a barrel rocket...

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