Open fire cooking is causing a lot of health and other problems in Haiti and other third
world countries. In 2012 WorldWide over 4.3 million people died of cook smoke inhalation by open fire and dirty fuels. Mostly women and children are affected. It also causes a major environmental impact; cook smoke forms up to 15% of all human CO2 output. Moreover the unsustainable use of fuelwood and the manufacture of charcoal leaded in Haiti to catastrophic deforestation.
Those facts were reasons for Philips to design a cook stove that would solve these problems. The final stove principle is as follows: air is forced into a combustion chamber at the top and bottom of the chamber. Intense heat at the bottom vaporises the fuel (wood, biomass) and the injected air burns the vapour as a combustible gas.
The flame is smokeless once the stove is running, and because the fuel burns so efficiently, the stove also uses far less fuel than a conventional fire. To contain the extreme heat, high-tech materials are used.
The Mobile Factory creates safe homes from transformed debris. A safe way of living, includes a responsible way of cooking! With each completed home for our project “Petit Paradis“, we donate a cooker to the corresponding family.