Project title: Production and Distribution of Micro-gasifier and Injera Baking Gasifier Stove
By: Kamil Dino Adem (PhD)
The Production and Distribution of Micro-gasifier and Injera Baking Gasifier Stove project is one of the promising startups being developed in the Addis Ababa University – Technology Business Incubation Center (AAU-TBIC). Dr. Kamil is an academic staff at Addis Ababa Institute of Technology (AAiT) of Addis Ababa University.
Description of the project
The number of people in the world using traditional biomass energy is around 3 billion. In Ethiopia, 89% of the population relies on the use of traditional biomass for cooking/baking application. Around 50% of the energy is used to bake injera – flat bread with a unique taste having a thickness of 2 – 4 mm and a diameter of around 58 cm. Most of the people living in Ethiopia cook/bake using biomass on three-stone fire. The inefficient three-stone fire consumes large amounts of firewood and produces high indoor air pollution. To curb these problems the tenant intends to develop gasifier stoves for cooking and injera baking applications. A gasifier is a type of improved cookstove in which dry biomass is transformed into combustible gases in processes distinctly and controllably separate in time and location from the eventual combustion of the gases. The prototype is manufactured and the work is in the process of making ‘design for mass manufacturing’.
For further insight, see the articles published on both technologies: