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The rocket stove aims to address multiple issues across health, quality of life and environmental sustainability.

Environmental Sustainability – Deforestation is an issue across the globe and residential use of wood for cooking is a large contributor to the cutting down of trees in developing countries. Removal of trees reduces the Earth’s capacity to process the carbon dioxide released from human activity. Additionally, this “stored” carbon is then released when combusted. Carbon dioxide, methane and carbon monoxide is released in the burning of wood – when inefficient combustion occurs, black carbon is emitted. Black carbon is one of the top contributors to global warming.

Health – Respiratory issues associated with cooking are estimated to result in over 4.3 million deaths per year. Current methods of burning fuels for cooking are inefficient, cause a lot of smoke and production of harmful gases.

Quality of life – The smoke from inefficient combustion also results in significant discomfort during cooking, causing itchy eyes, coughing and carbon (soot) on the walls and roof.

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Experiment Design: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Hntor7ib9AlxXcN1pdusAj2qUCpi-60ehIQoQkZHzUA/edit     Lean Phase: Channels   Assumption: Headmen are willing to act as a sale agent or point of contact using a feasible system    Results: Green light    The primary metrics for this experiment were the number of headmen that expressed interest within the allocated time frame which was 1.5 weeks and which option they preferred. Five headmen were surveyed.    All...

Jessica Don
by Jessica Don
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Jessica Don

Lean Phase: Channels   Timebox: 2 weeks   Assumption: Headmen are willing to act as a distribution channel for Buka 4.0 stoves.   Success metric: Number of stoves sold during the loan period.   Criteria   Green light: Loaning system of Buka stoves to headman can extend to a greater period of 6 months - can increase the number of stoves loaned by the headman.   Success point: More than 2 headman sell at least 1 Buka stove.   Orange light:...

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Experiment Design Post:   https://projecteverest.crowdicity.com/post/2008350 Lean Phase: Distribution Channels Assumption: People are willing to act as sales agents using a feasible system  Results: Green Light  The results of this experiment exceeded our success point (two individuals agreeing to act as sales agents for the Buka Stove using one given system). The distribution system that involved sales agents collecting contact details and passing them onto PEV was the...

Andre Werror
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Adopted Experiment

Lean Phase:   Channels  Timebox:  2 weeks  Assumption:  Headmen are willing to act as a sale agent or point of contact using a feasible system  Success Metric:  The number of headmen that signal a willingness to become a sale agent using one of the proposed systems.  Green light:  Headmen are willing to act as sales agents – Proceed to implement a sales system that utilizes sales agents.  Success point:  More than 2 headmen agree to act as sales agents for the Buka...

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Lean Phase: Channels  Timebox: 1.5 weeks  Assumption: People are willing to act as sales agents using a feasible system   Success Metric:  The number of individuals that signal a willingness to become a sales agent using one of the proposed systems.  Criteria Green light: People are willing to act as sales agents – Proceed to implement a sales system that utilizes sales agents.  Success point : More than 2 individuals agree to act as sales agents for the Buka...

kristen lazarus
by kristen lazarus
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kristen lazarus

After reading through the handover document, I have came up with a few ideas to address the issues the previous team faced in Fiji. Firstly, the biggest problem it seems is that manufacturing the latest iteration of the Buka Dragon is too expensive. I agree with the suggestion that metal should be pre-cut overseas then shipped to Jacks of Fiji to produce the stove. Production must remain in Fiji as this increases the reputation of the business. To decrease costs further, the design of the...

Andre Werror
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Project Summary

Over the course of February 2019, the Sustainable Fuel Consulting team in Fiji sought to finalise elements of PEV’s rocket stove business developed by previous teams. This meant focusing on developing autonomy to ensure business is continued sustainably until the July team arrives. The following document includes the progress made by the February team and advice for future teams actions in country. The December and January teams were successful in finalising the scalable Buka Dragon design...

by Timothy Phillips
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Timothy Phillips
Experiment Results

Reference the Experiment Design Post: Retailers Experiment Design   Lean Phase: Revenue Streams   Assumption: Retailer can order, purchase and collect the Buka Dragon as a part of our autonomous business model.   Results: Orange Light   Number of MOUs signed by retailers: 2   Number of stoves purchased by retailers following 1 month trial 2   Percentage of retailers obtaining stoves to stock Not tested autonomously   Validated Learning:...

by Michael Barlow
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Michael Barlow
Experiment Results

  Experiment Design Post : Sales Agent Experiment Design Lean Phase: Channels and Revenue Streams Assumption: Sales agents can order, purchase, and collect the Buka Dragon as a part of our autonomous business model. Results: Red Light No sales agent MOUs were signed over the month of February. Although many locals showed interest in signing to be a sales agent it was difficult to finalise transactions between both parties due to time constraints and limited supply...

by Eliza Karlson
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