Pots In this photo, you see traditional Senegalese stoves for sale at a market place in Dakkar. We have learned that the word “stove” brings different images to mind in different places.
Kids holding the stove When is a stove not just a stove? One of the advantages of not just selling stoves but setting up local businesses is that we become intimately involved with the local communities that become our partners.
Pellets When WorldStove first started, our stoves functioned well with branches and charcoal. We felt, that because we were more efficient than traditional stoves, that this was sufficient to help reduce deforestation.
Dona Paula Perhaps my fondest and warmest memory of doing fieldwork for WorldStove came from a trip to Mexico in the late fall of 2011. We were working in a remote mountain village near a small town called Metzontla los Reyes.
Stove Decorations We are often asked how we measure our success. I would have to say, for WorldStove, success is when our local partners start to see how their work is bringing positive change to their own communities and when they take ownership of that we can call it success.
Mrs Kali Bah This is Mrs Kali Bah she is a Peul (AKA Fulani, a nomadic group in Northern Senegal), she is an amazing woman who walks five hours a day for fuel wood and 2 hours a day for water, the gift of a glass of water she offered me was clearly a regal gift.
LuciaStove Biochar Spectrographs Feed stocks, as seen in the these spectrographs, are the single most important variable for determining biochar quality. Feed stocks determine structure and base nutrient level (pre inoculation).

Well folks the pandemic has certainly made for a challenging two years, and I'll be honest, there were times when we came close to giving up. Scarcity of raw materials (aluminum and stainless steel), a global supply chain breakdown, agonizingly limited permitted travel, and to cap it all off repeated malicious hacking attacks on our servers and web page. But with the consequences of the climate crisis evermore evident, and unprecedented humanitarian crises throughout the world it was clear our work was still critically important.

Fortunately we've been able to put the restrictions imposed by the pandemic to good use. We know how critical cooking is, for lifesaving nutrition, and, as we've personally seen time and time again in refugee camps, for those who may have lost everything, their family's traditional foods may be their last connection to home. Keeping this as our focus, especially those people we've worked side by side with in refugee camps, we've used these two years to develop two new stoves for cooking. We've also seen the issues our StoveHubs have had with pellet production and so we've been developing several alternatives to address those challenges while maintaining our commitment of leaving all trees standing.

Finally, as many many requests have continued to arrive, especially as gas prices in the EU and elsewhere skyrocket, we've begun testing our new continual process burners for use in home and industrial heating. The certification process is not an easy nor a quick process by any means but we understand the need and, inspired by how much carbon can be sequestered by hundreds of thousands of heating units in continual operation we are committed to getting our first production heating-stove certified.