By: BCRAstaff

Wood stove design challenge

The Alliance for Green Heat recently announced a wood stove design challenge. The Design Challenge will culminate in a Wood Stove Decathlon, modeled after the Solar Decathlon, which will take place on the National Mall in November 2013. The Challenge grew from discussions between the Alliance for Green Heat and editors at Popular Mechanics magazine who believe innovation can overcome some of the problems inherent in the wood stove and that a "smart" wood stove may be on the horizon.

The Challenge is sponsored by the Alliance for Green Heat with a number partner institutions: Popular Mechanics magazine, the Washington State Department of Ecology, the New York State Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA), the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, the Biomass Thermal Energy Council, Osprey Foundation Hearth, Patio and Barbecue Association (HPBA), The Arbolito Foundation, and Sunstein, Kann, Murphy & Timbers, an IP law firm.

Applications are due in December 2012. All the details of the Challenge can be found at

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