Universidad Autónoma del Etado de Mexico, Mexico

A stove made from recycled, local materials that reduces smoke exposure for users.

Q and A with Judges

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April 1, 2022 5:52 pm

Very cool concept. Some of the examples shown of what people use today have a larger cooking top. Is the cooktop on your stove similar to what people use today? Is there a need or opportunity for extensions that extend the cooktop surface area?

April 3, 2022 11:16 pm

Mr. Gibson The Tlekuilli team appreciates your question regarding the project. This smokeless stove prototype is for the poorest in rural and peri-urban areas. The intended user at this time does not have a stove or cooking surface. This will be your first kitchen. Their financial situation is critical, food is extremely scarce in these communities, these people have the resources to eat only small portions once or twice a day. Also, they will cook extremely simple dishes and having a larger surface is not in their immediate needs. A small area represents a benefit, where the heat can be… Read more »