State Council for Science and Technology had initiated several projects
in the development of fuel efficient wood burning stoves for domestic as
well as commercial applications. The success of these projects prompted
the Department of Non-Conventional Energy Sources, Government of India,
to request KSCST to set up a Technical Back Up Unit to provide technical
support to their National Programme on improved Chulhas, in Karnataka. Since
its inception the TBU has been active in the development of various designs
of fuel efficient woodstoves for domestic as well as non-domestic uses.
The technical Back Up Unit carried out the following activities.
Research and Development:
Development of pottery liners of Astra Stoves
of design for a 2-pan Astra Stove
and testing of portable metallic stove (SWOSTHEE)
of pottery/ceramic based portable stoves