Spokane, WA

Power-generating exhaust system for indoor cooking fires

The Riverpoint Academy InvenTeam invented a stove to reduce indoor air pollution and provide access to electricity in rural locations in Uganda. The device includes a thermoelectric generator and a higher-efficiency rocket stove body that uses the same fuel as a traditional indoor cooking fire to reduce indoor air pollution. Each stove costs approximately $100 and is made from robust materials. It will produce enough energy to fully charge two basic cell phones each day.

Recent Team Blogs

May 23, 2016
For this entry I've been working with my teammate Cierra to give her perspective as the teams researcher and design ethnographer. In the following post Cierra reflects uponher work as ethnographer and its impact on the project as whole.  -Liam Maddox As Riverpoint Academy’s...
April 20, 2016
In the last blog post I told you that we'd be moving to the second round of the Inland Northwest Business Plan Competition. Over spring break, we had our final presentation to a panel of judges and professionals in the field, and I'm proud to announce that not only did we win $1000 (going towards...
March 7, 2016
To say last Thursday was busy, is an understatement. The culmination of not one, but two separate parts to the project came to a head. As a way to further develop our invention, with expert feedback and criticism, we entered into the Inland Northwest Business Plan Competition. The...
February 8, 2016
Things have picked up here at Riverpoint Academy! We're working full steam ahead on a number of things.   The tech team is currently working on prototyping. We've acquired sheet metal and have begun the process of bending and welding it to shape. As it stands right now, our rocket stove...