Haiti Reconstruction

Rebuilding Haiti must start from the ground up, with agricultural education

TLUD Grass Stoves.

Top Lit Up Draft grass stoves are great stove design for the countryside kitchens

  1. Cheap to build
  2. Burns vetiver grass (close to user)
  3. Eliminates extra processing to briquettes or pellets
  4. Burn clean and efficient
  5. Increases life expectancy
  6. No dirty charcoal and saves trees 
  7.  Decreases greenhouse gases

Downfall of Grass bundles

  1. Not compact, hard to ship distance
  2. Hard to keep dry for the rainy season


    Vetiver Grass not only can stop erosion that was caused by the cutting of trees for charcoal for cooking stoves.

    It can be used as fuel for cooking stoves and refertilize the soil to bring the trees back!


    Vetiver when cut should be laid flat to dry, it may take a month to get all the humidity out of this drought reistant plant for TLUD stoves, but it can be can be used for roof!

    Grass Bundle slides into TLUD Stoves removeable inner canister. When fuel is exhausted the residue is biochar that should be put into compost piles

    Smaller diameter grass bundles can also be used in rocket stoves or Patsari stoves!

    Grass can also be compacted and heated to high temperatures in barrel Pyrolysis  stoves for ovens.


    Vetiver can also be made into fuel cells that are easily transported to urban areas

    Click here to see ways to briquet vetiver as fuel cells

    Click here to see how to make them into fuel pellets

     These grass stoves never worked well for the refugee camps in Uganda, but they didn't own the land nor were in a situation as in Haiti.  These stoves will work well for locals near vetiver although they will have to learn to store for the rainy season.



    Miombo or Peko pe introduces stoves that burn grass!


    Please watch these videos.

    Click here to see how we can make fuel bundels for these stoves


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