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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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  1. Lachie McMillan
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  2. Lucy Preiss
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  3. Luke Hunter
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Experiment Results

Experiment: https://projecteverest.crowdicity.com/post/1012640   Reassert Lean Phase: Channels    Reassert Assumption: Vinod Patel hardware (and other similar stores), are a viable distribution channel for the Seguru Stove.   Results:  There has been one sale in the store and one enquiry from the store display. No EOIs have been received from the districts in which Vinod Patel has been displaying the stove. The facebook page has gained 50 likes.   We...

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Proposed Experiment

Lean Phase: Channels  Assumption: Customers from EOI’s between the $50 and $75 price range will convert to stove sales. Time Period: 2 weeks Success Metric: Percentage of EOIs who agree to buy the stove.   Green Light:  Order Stoves and set up delivery channel for customers. Maintain contact with customers for utility testing and impact assessment.  Success point  - 75% sales closed Orange Light-  Conduct survey on why customers did and did not follow through...

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Lachie McMillan
Proposed Experiment

Lean Phase: Channels Assumption: Other retail stores are happy to buy and display our stoves on an ongoing basis. Time Period: 2 weeks Success Metric: % of hardware stores visited that will buy our stove   Green Light- Order stoves upon conclusion of experiment for stores - when sold out, contact us to produce and deliver more Success point: More than 25% of shops are willing to buy stove (>5) Orange Light- Collect data on why retail stores will and won’t buy...

by Lachie McMillan
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Project Summary

The Sustainable Fuel project in Timor-Leste has now been running for four months and in that time has made significant and rapid progress. The February team has spent most of the month focussing on securing a long-term manufacturer, further price testing within the Hera and Dili regions, beginning the process of making sales and looking into viable distribution channels. As a result of our hard work, the project is in a strong position for future teams to take the project to the next stage....

by Thomas de Heus
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