banner

Screen Shot 2017-04-11 at 2.32.26 PM
929 Views

An Awesome Portable Pyrolytic Biomass Stove


The so-called Enki stove was made by the Italian firm of the same name. It’s a biomass stove, which can cook anything under the sun while converting the fuel materials into biochar. It was created for camping adventures, but it would do equally well for picnics and backyard cooking.

The biomass stove comes in two versions, namely Enki Wild and Wild+. It is a so-called pyrolytic stove, since the fuel materials aren’t burned directly, but rather first converted into gas that is then burned. For this reason, it can also be called a gasifier stove, and it creates a smoke-free flame. It’s also designed to be fed small biomass scraps such as twigs and bark. Furthermore, the waste material it produces can also be successfully used for carbon sequestration and building healthy soil. It is not, however, meant to be an indoor, daily-use stove alternative. However, for barbecues, camping trips and picnics, it’s an excellent choice, and much better than charcoal or gas fed cookers.

These stoves aren’t solely biomass-fueled though, since they require a small fan, which regulates the airflow into the combustion chamber. This fan is powered by a battery, which can be charged using a solar charger. The fan is intended to draw the gas created by the biomass, and move it to the top of the stove where it is burned. The fan is also used to regulate the size of the flame, and can be controlled through a USB cable. The battery for the basic, Wild model (10,000 mAh) yields 50 hours of cooking time on a single charge.

The Wild model is 8.46″ high and 5.9″ in diameter (21.5 cm high and 15 cm in diameter) and weighs 2.86 lb (1.3 kg). The fuel chamber has a capacity of about half a pound (200 grams) as measured in wood pellets. According to the company it can be used to cook for up to four people. The Wild+ model, on the other hand, can be used to cook for larger groups. It measures 13.97″ by 9″ in diameter (35.5 cm by 23 cm), and weighs 5.95 lb (2.7 kg). It can hold a maximum of 1.5 lb (900 grams) of fuel.

The Wild model costs about $238, while the larger, Wild+ model will set you back $362.

Source: jetsongreen

Recently Published

a2g African Construction
»

Learning and Networking for the Construction Industry

The African Construction and Totally Concrete Expo returns to ...

a2g manufacturing Indaba
»

Developing New Manufacturers Advancement in machine learning and industrial innovations vital to boosting South Africa’s manufacturing sector.

 Following the 2008 financial crisis, which caused many industrial ...

Smart City
»

Smart Cities Redefining Property Developments

Some of South Africa’s biggest mixed-use developments are evolving ...

Landscaping
»

Changing Landscaping Habits – Cape Town’s Day Zero threat to change landscaping habits says Easigrass

As dam levels in the Western Cape hover at around 20 percent, the ...

Screen Shot 2018-03-29 at 10.23.43
»

GCIP-SA now part of TIA

The Global Cleantech Innovation Programme for SMMEs and Start-ups in ...

manu
»

Made in Africa: Building The Future of Manufacturing

The annual Manufacturing Indaba provides a platform for international ...

Utility Week
»

Expand your knowledge in over 40 conference sessions at African Utility Week and save money!

The largest group of power, energy and water professionals will ...

ProductivitySA
»

The 20th Anniversary Challenge of The Workplace Challenge

Vania Reyneke, Project Manager, The Green Economy Journal attended ...

a2g
»

Sustainability in building design has won Renée Minnaar of the University of Pretoria a place at 31st Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Awards

Sustainable building demands architectural design that aims to ...