Improving Indoor Air Quality with Clean Fuel

Project Team

Clean fuel.Our Bass Connections team began by researching the current trends and history of biomass as a fuel source for cooking, focusing specifically on India. We gained an understanding of the cultural motivations for using biomass, indoor air pollution problems resulting from burning biomass, restrictions in accessibility to cleaner resources and the implications of government incentives to convert to other cooking fuels. From here, we devised an idea for an alternative fuel source that would eliminate the need for a supply chain, be renewable and provide fuel for cooking and heating at a lower cost than using electricity from an electrochemical battery.

Providing Clean Fuel for the Developing World: Hydrogen Stove Technology to Mitigate Indoor Air Pollution

Poster by Rebecca Melaku, Kennedy Sun, Kami Pullakhandam and Sarabesh Natarajan