AGNI Star Rice Husk Gas Stove
NDMI Renewable Energy Private Limited
Designed by NDMI in India, Agni Star is a Batch type portable forced draft Single Burner and TLUD (Top-Lit UpDraft) Stove.
Agni Star Rice Husk Gas Stove is a batch-type, portable, forced draft, single burner & Top-lit Updraft (TLUD) Gasifier Stove. Designed to use rice husks are primary fuel, it is a third generation domestic stove technology that converts agro-waste (rice husks) into gaseous fuel for domestic cooking purposes. It consumes only 600 grams of rice husk and produces efficient flames during 40-45 minutes of cooking period.
Designed by NDMI Renewable Energy Private Limited that distributes and supplies high-efficiency biomass (Pellet and other agro/wood-waste) appliances and fuels across India & other SAARC countries. Its head office is located in Uttar Pradesh, India.
Countries: Australia, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines.
Goal 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.
Individuals and families in developing countries in need of eco-friendly and efficient cooking products.
Mass produced in India.
Open Source (construction manual available upon request).
The exact distribution number is unknown, however, according to the Technology Exchange Lab (TEL) and for 2018, thousands of stoves are in use in, for example, the Philippines, Indonesia and Vietnam.
Design specifications include the burner and pot support on the top, the gasifier reactor with a safety shield, a control switch, fan (12 VDC) and a char chamber at the bottom with an integrated battery (0.40 A, 4.5 AH SMF). The flames can be monitored through a potentiometer. It is available with a 10W Solar Panel to charge the battery (controller) [AC/DC/Solar], and with a 5in1 DC Mobile Charger.
It weighs 10.3 kgs and its dimensions in cms are 30 x 30 x 50.
Further details here.
Fabricated body parts, Electronic Spares, DC-Fan, & packaging materials can be assembled locally.
1-year stove warranty, 6-month electronic warranty. No information on lifetime and disposal.
The manufacturer makes the following claims regarding their stove:
This stove uses no-cost rice husks as fuel, produces minimal smoke during cooking, and allows the user to control the amount of flame on the burner using the rotary switch. Furthermore, gasified rice husks can be converted into char which is a good material as soil conditioner due to its high water holding capacity, or ash when the burning of char is prolonged inside the reactor, which is a good refractory material.
Further details on benefits here.
It has an over 35% thermal efficiency, its operating time is 45-50 minutes (depending upon operation or rice husk type).
The manufactures specify that the stove is safe to operate but users must take precaution when working with high levels of heat.
Optional accessories are the Combo Power Box with inbuilt battery and Solar/AC Charger.
Belonio T, A (2005). Rice husk gas stove handbook. Appropriate technology center. Central Philippine University.
IIT-Delhi, IMMT-Bhubaneswar (Odish) & Approved by The Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE), Government of India. Our Stove is recognized by BIS (Bureau of India Standard) for its safety, stability and emission standards.
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi’s methods and protocols for evaluating products.
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