SeaChar Deluxe Estufa Finca Farm Stove


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The Esufa Finca Farm Stove is a top-lit up draft (TLUD) micro-gasifier cookstove that can create biochar from a wide range of dry organic input materials. The biochar produced from the stove can be used as a soil amendment to increase soil health and improve agricultural yield. When used as a soil amendment, the biochar produced from the stove also acts to sequester carbon that would otherwise be released to the atmosphere. A promotional video highlights the stoves biochar applications during implementation with rural farmers in Costa Rica.

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Costa Rica, United States

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The Estufa Finca stove can be purchased through SeaChar or constructed from locally available materials. SeaChar suggests a 10 USD donation per stove when cookstoves are constructed from the open source design guide

Competitive landscape Similar products available on the market. May not be a comprehensive listing.

There are hundreds of clean cookstoves. A list of nearly 300 is available in the Clean Cooking Catalog

Three stone fires and inefficient, traditional stoves.

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Originally developed for use by migrant farm workers cooking with open fires in Costa Rica, the stove has also proved to be a popular tool with US gardeners who want an environmentally responsible way to create biochar for building carbon in their soils.

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