Designing a Low-Cost, Electricity-Generating Cooking Stove

P. H. Riley, Chitta R. Saha, C. J. Johnson

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Over two billion people world-wide cook on an open fire stove, do not have access to electricity, and would benefit from an off-grid electrical supply. Score,, is a $4M, fiveyear project to research a cooking stove that will generate electricity and cooling and is aimed primarily at poor people in developing countries in sub-Saharan Africa, the Indian Sub-continent, and South America. The technology chosen for the design is based on the Thermo-acoustic work at Los Alamos Laboratories.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47-53
JournalIEEE Technology and Society Magazine
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2010

Bibliographical note

EPSRC funded SCORE project (


  • Power generation
  • Costs
  • Africa
  • Fuels
  • Manufacturing
  • Cooling
  • South America
  • Laboratories
  • Hazards
  • Project management
  • thermal power stations
  • cooling
  • electric power generation
  • power supplies to apparatus
  • open fire stove
  • off-grid electrical supply
  • cooking stove
  • electricity generation


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