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It has been a massive month for the February Fuel team, juggling fulfilling deposits from previous Summer month alongside redesigning the Buka stove and establishing a supply chain capable of producing 100 Buka stoves a month, in line with our monthly goals. Pivots during the project meant that agricultural waste briquettes were not pursued and issues with weather and flooding prevented us from visiting trial villages on the weekly basis as previously intended.   Buka Stove redesign...

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It has been a massive three weeks on project for Fiji Fuel with an even bigger week ahead of fulfilling orders, finalising our supply chain, drafting up our new designs of the Buka stove, among a myriad of other tasks.   For the Buka stove, we have made a few adjustments based on our last post whilst maintaining some aspects from the Buka Stove 2.0 design from January which included welding for the legs and inner zinc core. Our design that the team has agreed upon is in essence the...

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Feb fuel team spend Friday of first week visiting the villages Korolevu and Vatubalavu to check on the existing stoves in the villages to get an idea of stove durability and for further improvements. The consensus is that the villagers really like the stove overall, particularly features such as portability, the reduced smoke and quicker cooking time, but they would love a bigger stove that can accommodate larger pots used during village gatherings and ceremonies. Armed with these...

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Fuel sustainability is focused on reducing carbon emissions whilst addressing health concerns related to cooking on an open fire/traditional 3 stone stove.   Previous teams have undertaken extensive empathising in select inland villages and have since designed and experimented with the Buka stove. A supply chain is being established in Suva, with materials such as the refrigerant tank being supplied by companies and other materials by local hardware chain, Vinod Patel. The welding for...

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Larissa Steele

Australia

Joined this community on Jul 10, 2017

University or Company
UNSW

Degree or Work area
Business

Project completed as trekker (if applicable)
Fuel Assessment

Country you Trekked/are Trekking in
Fiji

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