According to World Bank statistics, one person dies every eight seconds from cook smoke-related illnesses every year - That’s roughly every time you blink your eyes; this is roughly the same amount of people as the population of New Zealand. Inhaling vast amounts of smoke and black carbon is incredibly detrimental to human health. In fact, when people cook on rudimentary cook-stoves and open fires, they are often inhaling carbon monoxide and other pollutants at levels up to 100 times higher than the recommended limits set by the World Health Organization. Traditional cooking methods also increases the risk of house fires – in South Africa alone, it is estimated that there are 45,000 house fires and 3000 deaths annually as a result of using paraffin as a fuel source. We are urgently seeking a passionate Mechanical engineer that can partner with us to design and build the first PROTOTYPE of a cheap energy efficient biomass stove using locally sourced products to reduce CO2 emission by up to 80% and ultimately improve the health of the 3 billion people (50% of world population) worldwide, especially women and children that are currently exposed to cook-smoke pollution related diseases in developing countries. SPECIFICATIONS: Biomass gasification cooking stove · Dimensions: To be decided · Weight: 5 - 6kg MAX · Fuel: Solid Biomass of any type e.g. Wood (chopped into small pieces), Biomass fuel pellets, Agro waste, bamboo e.t.c. · Materials: To be decided · Electricity output: 20 - 100W (mainly to charge mobile phones, and enough to power a light bulb) If you'll like to know more about this project, Pls email firstname.lastname@example.org or add me on skype: tunde.bally1. Thanks.