The People Making Fire More Efficient
CEO, Managing Director,Chief Rocketeer and Mad Scientist!
Russell has developed the Himalayan Rocket Stove project as a result of many years traveling in the Himalayas noticing deforestation and various climate related changes. He also came up with the (not so!) secret recipe for the Smokeless Chulha which is being rolled out in a Not-For-Profit format. Based in Australia and working in India, he juggles his life and work between the 2 countries, so email or Whatsapp is usually the best way to reach him.
Tanzin Rigzin Bodh
Lead Trainer – Smokeless Cookstove Revolution
Tanzin has been working with Russell since the very beginning and was involved in the early stage prototyping and development of the Himalayan Rocket Stove project that lead to the Smokeless Cookstove Revolution. As a result, he has first hand experiential knowledge of all aspects of both projects and is an indispensable part of the team.
Chetana (Karen Wilson)
CFO – Himalayan Rocket Stove
Chetana has a long connection with India and the Himalayas. She’s been part of the rocket stove journey from the very beginning and has overseen the development of the project from the early days of prototyping in Australia. She brings her valuable experience of project management and funding to the core team and assists in keeping the ship stable and afloat.
Graham Clint Howard
Research & Development
Working out of a small garage in a village in the Himalayas near Manali, Graham’s workshop is a haven for industrial magic. If you want to get something done right the first time, you get Graham involved. Working with Russell’s concepts on the HRS stoves, Graham has taken the raw ideas and turned them into things that ooze quality and perfection, with a special touch of Super G in every rocket!
Director: Smokeless Cookstove Revolution
Nitisha has studied Sustainable Development and Solutions from Columbia University, Earth Institute and thirsts for working towards conservation and protecting the environment. Based in Mumbai, she has her bags packed all the time ready for field assignments with the Smokeless Cookstove Revolution. She loves taking pictures and writing about her experiences to spread the team’s work.
Sales Manager: J&K (Ladakh)
Chozang has been involved with the rocket stoves in Ladakh since he first built one at the SECMOL institute several years ago. Since then he has been keeping a close eye on the HRS project through its prototyping phase in Ladakh, and has now come on board as the Sales Manager for J&K, helping people in Ladakh and beyond get HRS stoves into their homes.
Working on solving issues around deforestation, pollution, indoor smoke, heating fuel costs, black carbon and more.
Bringing together innovative ideas with the problems that need solving is the core of what we do. Not all ideas are new, but often just need to be applied to the right situation.
High tech is good for some situations, but often a low tech solution is best when it comes to scaling up innovation to meet massive demand.
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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...
So… here we are in the middle of the Himalayan winter and it’s time for an update. After 4 months of intensive on the ground work last year (mid-June through to mid-October) Chetana and I came back to Australia quite exhausted, but feeling we had done everything we...
Himalayan Rocket Stove Update October 2017 Wow... what an amazing challenge! Setting up a manufacturing business in India is one of the hardest things I've ever tried to do! I’ve been so busy haven’t managed to get out the usual monthly updates. Chetana and I have...
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