ABI FALL LIVELIHOOD


NorthFire Clean Cooking stove in action

NorthFire Clean Cooking Stove (NFS)


NorthFire Clean Cooking Stove (NFS) is an advanced forced/ fan air driven portable mini biomass stove. The NF Clean cooking stove does not require gas, oil, alcohol and will work with all types of biomass materials - dried leaves, roots, branches, charcoal, peanut shells, straw, twigs, corn cobs, rice husks, sawdust, waste paper, and other flammable substances. The stove burns fuel cleanly and can therefore be used indoors. A solar powered battery provides power to the fan in the stove, which increases the level of oxygen in the inner chamber significantly.

Our stove has a secondary air for gasification at the top of the chamber. This enables our stove to work really well by utilizing a secondary air supply which flows to the top of the burn chamber and then into the chamber through holes where the burning of CO2 gas occurs. Our stove is able to accomplish this because our burn chamber is suspended inside of a larger outside chamber. The secondary air flows between the two chambers, exits into the burn chamber where the gasification occurs.

NorthFire has been tested in use at Kenya in above 1200 meters and in Tibet 4800 meters. Instruction details for set up and use is included.

Please contact Abifall for more information.

Abi Fall Livelihood vision: Every person has the opportunity to achieve his/her fullest potential and participate in and contribute to all aspects of life.

Abi Fall Livelihood mission statement is to build sustainable livelihoods for marginalised and under resourced communities in Cameroon and its neighborhood.  To create solutions that are apolitical, forward-thinking, community-driven, and innovative and which take into consideration the long-term needs of low income communities.

 Clean Cooking Stove

Reliance on biomass for cooking and heating forces women and children to spend hours each week collecting wood, time that could be better spent on income generation, education, or other activities. Where fuel must be purchased, primarily in urban areas, families struggling to meet their basic needs can pay as much as one-third of their income to purchase sufficient fuel to cook their daily meal.

 Replacing traditional cookstoves with more efficient technologies saves households time and money. In addition the clean cookstove and fuel value chain offers new pathways for local economic empowerment. Abi Fall will have to work with local entrepreneurs to participate in the clean cooking value chain, earning income from marketing, distribution, and sales of clean cookstoves and fuels.

Women would also be involved to catalyze the market as clean energy entrepreneurs by leading efforts to develop effective, culturally-appropriate, and sustainable solutions. Women’s networks would be contacted, so that they can open doors for clean energy technology businesses and provide access to consumers in hard-to-reach markets and Abi Fall will work with women distributors who can often better understand the needs of other women and more easily approach their clients regarding the health, economic, and other benefits of clean cookstoves and fuels. We hope to cover the CEMAC zone and Nigeria where there is a potential market due to the insufficient energy supply and women population.