Agro Waste Stove
When dry wood or other kind of biomass (leaf litter; Brush wood; agro waste etc.) is heated in a close chamber it undergoes a process called pyrolysis wherein all the volatiles present in the wood evaporates as producer gas. At elevated temperatures the cellulose breaks down releasing following gases. · Methane, · Heavier Hydro Carbons, · Carbon Di Oxide, · Hydrogen, · Carbon Monoxide, · Nitrogen and Oxygen. These gases are burnt in an appropriate device called “Agro waste Stove”, for getting heat energy for cooking. The stove should be used in open space as there is generation of carbon monoxide in this device. CSV has made a simple and user friendly device and popularised it in the forest villages of Maharashtra (MH), Andhra Pradesh (AP) etc with the assistance of Forest Departments.