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Proposal: Dry firewood needs seasoning, covered storage and a drying chimney
Contest: Improving firewood for clean cookstoves 2016 Congratulations! Your proposal, “Dry firewood needs seasoning, covered storage and a drying chimney" in the Improving firewood for clean cookstoves 2016 contest, has been selected to advance to the Semi-Finalists round. You will be able to revise your proposal and add new collaborators if you wish, from now until November 6, 6 p.m. Eastern Time. We’ve also included ratings and feedback that will be posted to the “Evaluation Results” section of your proposal. Please incorporate this feedback in your revisions, or your proposal may not be advanced to the Finalists round. As you make revisions, we recommend you save an offline copy as a backup. At the revision deadline listed, your proposal will be locked and considered in final form. The Judges will undergo another round of evaluation to ensure that Semi-Finalist proposals have addressed the feedback given, and select which proposals will continue to the Finalists round. Finalists are eligible for the contest’s Judges Choice award(s), as well as for public voting to select the contest’s Popular Choice award. Thank you for your great work and again, congratulations! Sincerely, Climate CoLab If there are additional comments from the Judges, they will be included below.
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Judges' comments


Thank you for your submission to the Climate CoLab.

The Judges would like you to address:

1) the need to handle a heavy and bulky chimney over the stove, and
2) the presence of smoke at ground level in an environment where there will be people breathing these gases.

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Climate Rescue

Jun 11, 2016
02:38

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Thanks for your helpful questions. I've updated the summary, benefits and costs sections to reply and to list the novel features. 

Handling. The drying chimney looks heavy, like an old oil drum, but actually it's light since it's made from a recycled kitchen bin. I use a simple stand similar to what people use to support large pots for cooking. The weight is manageable, like lifting a small dog, although you can load and unload wood with the drying chimney in place. 

Smoke. The photo shows what looks like smoke but actually it's almost entirely steam from the drying process. There is a small fraction of combustion products (CO2 but no particulates or CO) from the cookstove used for heating. I've added advice to use the unit in a safe open space outdoors.


Climate Rescue

Jun 11, 2016
02:39

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Thanks for your helpful questions. I've updated the summary, benefits and costs sections to reply and to list the novel features. 

Handling. The drying chimney looks heavy, like an old oil drum, but actually it's light since it's made from a recycled kitchen bin. I use a simple stand similar to what people use to support large pots for cooking. The weight is manageable, like lifting a small dog, although you can load and unload wood with the drying chimney in place. 

Smoke. The photo shows what looks like smoke but actually it's almost entirely steam from the drying process. There is a small fraction of combustion products (CO2 but no particulates or CO) from the cookstove used for heating. I've added advice to use the unit in a safe open space outdoors.


Climate Rescue

Jun 11, 2016
02:03

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