Alliance for Green Heat: Next Generation Wood Stove Design Challenge is Now Underway.
The Challenge seeks to promote next generation stove designs, build a community of innovators and showcase stove innovation to the public.
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.
The Grand Prize winner will receive a $25,000 cash prize. Between 2 and 5 second place prizes will share a $10,000 pot. Second place awards will be based primarily on one of the following attributes: Innovation, Emissions, Efficiency, Affordability and Most Consumer Friendly.
The winning stoves will receive extensive publicity, and Popular Mechanics, who helped design the Challenge, will cover the winning designs in its magazine and website. Applications are due in December 2012. (6/7/12)
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June 7, 2012 – Vol. 17 No.12