Developing/Manufacturing/Selling an Affordable Clean Burning Biomass Heating/Cooking/Lighting Integrated Stove

EPA Contract Number: EPD18009
Title: Developing/Manufacturing/Selling an Affordable Clean Burning Biomass Heating/Cooking/Lighting Integrated Stove
Investigators: Still, Dean K
Small Business: ASAT, INC.
EPA Contact: Nolt-Helms, Cynthia
Phase: II
Project Period: February 1, 2018 through January 31, 2020
Project Amount: $299,999
RFA: Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) - Phase II (2017) Recipients Lists
Research Category: Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) , SBIR - Integrated Cookstove-Heating-Electricity Generation for Small Homes

Description:

Currently available biomass heating/cooking stoves in Asia and in the USA do not efficiently cook food or heat houses while consuming too much fuel and emitting pollution, resulting in respiratory illnesses and premature death. ASAT specializes in the development and manufacturing of clean burning biomass stoves. In SBIR Phase I, ASAT developed a low emission, fuel efficient Integrated Heating/Cooking Stove for market testing in China and in the USA. In SBIR Phase II, an optimized, lowest cost, 5W thermoelectric generator and an affordable catalytic converter begun in Phase I will be developed and manufactured. The addition of the thermoelectric generator and the catalytic converter completes a biomass fueled Integrated Stove that delivers clean heating, cooking, lighting, and charging of cell phones at an affordable, market ready price. The Integrated Stove prototype meets the 2015 WHO Intermediate Indoor Air Guidelines and the 2020 EPA Heating Stove PM 2.5 Standard. ASAT will market test and then sell the Integrated Stove in China through an existing one million stove per year distribution network, perhaps in Kenya and Africa with BURN Manufacturing, and in the USA through chain stores and StoveTecStore.net, a commercially successful outlet owned and operated by ASAT.


SBIR Phase I:

Developing/Manufacturing/Selling an Affordable Clean Burning Biomass Heating/Cooking/Lighting Integrated Stove  | Final Report