Faculty Advisor

Fofana, Mustapha S.

Faculty Advisor

Labonte', Robert C.


Renewable energy cooking environments have evolved since humans learned to utilize fire as a tool. The purpose of this project is to update this technology to assimilate into a modern kitchen. The process involves modifying an antiquated, wood-burning stove’s combustion chamber, cooking surface, and exhaust system. With the correct modifications, a modern cooking stove can use renewable resources to efficiently and safely cook a meal for a full size family. Testing was done to ensure the newly-designed safety measures functioned as intended, while allowing the user to prepare a meal within similar time constraints of other modern stoves.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2012


Electrical and Computer Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering