Plant Oil Stove

Plant oil can be extracted from the fruits, grains or shoots of different kind of plants. Plant oil is an excellent energy carrier and can be used as fuel for many applications (e.g. cooking). Stoves that use plant oil follow a similar principle to conventional pressure stoves, which commonly run on petroleum or kerosene. However, for a conventional stove to run on plant oil, certain technical adaptations have to be made in order to ensure the proper combustion of the oil. In addition to the technical issues, the adoption and diffusion of the technology faces other significant challenges on a social, economic and environmental level.

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