A stove for all seasons
Rudy A. Fernandez February 7, 2005 | The Philippine Star TF! Editorial Comment: As anyone driving through rural areas can attest, virtual mountains of rice hulls appear at regular intervals where rice mills are located. This typical "waste" stream—-a real problem for the mills--is actually an underappreciated resource waiting to be utilized. One promising initiative is discussed in the article below, where a fuel-efficient rice hull stove has been developed to help solve the twin problems of rice hull disposal and fuelwood scarcity for the rural poor.