Radio: Rocket Stove energy brings warmth to Anchorage workshop

(Image: University of Alaska Fairbanks)
(Image: University of Alaska Fairbanks)

Keeping warm in the Alaska wilderness can be a challenge, but a presentation on Thursday Wednesday in Downtown Anchorage aims to help with a demonstration on a unique heat option called a rocket stove. The energy workshop is being put on by University of Alaska Fairbanks Professor Art Nash in a two session series, ending Thursday, called Energy in Alaska: History and Production.

According to the event posting, “Rocket stoves are the most efficient and clean biomass-burning option available.” The device concentrates fire within insulated chambers, mixing wood gases and oxygen, to produce a fiery hot result. While some designs can be quite elaborate, others can be created with simple household products.

Attendees will gain the chance to learn about the modern rocket stoves, as well as how to make their own.  The aim of the session is to inform on how the stoves can help with emergency preparedness and their usefulness as a camping tool.

The event is free to the public, but requires online registration. The workshop runs from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. at the Cooperative Extension Service building of the University of Alaska Anchorage at 1675 C Street.

Nash will lead another event named Adaptations for Aging in Place, immediately following the rocket stove demo.

For my radio class, I’m Sebastian Garrett-Singh

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