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.×