The competition to develop innovative wood stove technology is heating up! The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) is proud to partner with the Alliance for Green Heat to launch the fourth Wood Stove Design Challenge.
Wood is used to help heat approximately 13.8 million homes around the country, but the technological innovations that have hit the home appliance market over the past 20 years have largely missed the wood stove industry. That’s where the Wood Stove Design Challenge can help.
In this worldwide competition, teams will compete for up to $25,000 in prizes to design residential biomass heaters that can generate enough electricity to power everything from cellular devices to entire homes. The teams will then showcase their revolutionary wood stove technology on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., from Nov. 9 to 14, 2018.
As part of its support for the competition, BETO will provide $125,000 for research grants on stove technology, as well as support the management of the grants.
The Wood Stove Design Challenge is a critical part of BETO’s overall goal to develop revolutionary, sustainable bioenergy technologies to convert our nation’s abundant biomass resources into renewable biofuels, biopower, and bioproducts.