Wood Stove Design Challenge – 2nd for Affordability and 3rd for Innovation
When the 46 international entries were culled down to 14 finalists for the burn off in Washington DC in November
2013. The IntensiFire made the cut. Popular Mechanics also published details of the 14 finalists.
My entry was a modified 30+ year old Treemont stove that was destined for the scrap metal dealer. These two images are the first time it was tested. The IntensiFire did its best in an informal test on the last day. In this test the results were astounding, it overheated the gas analyser! That test confirmed it was capable of zero carbon monoxide emissions and that it has become the cleanest combustion technology in the world! Cleaner than Natural Gas.
In a contest designed to drive innovation The IntensiFire was in the leading pack, placing third. At the prize giving it was awarded 1st for affordability. Even better for the consumer is the efficiency ranking, higher than the 82% certified EPA Stoves. National Geographic Magazine followed the contest and reported the results.
A letter of endorsement was the ultimate prize from top US Scientist, Judge, and head of testing for the contest Dr Tom Butcher.