Wood Stove Design Challenge – 2nd for Affordability and 3rd for Innovation
While initially the design challenge excluded retrofit devices (rule 5.3) when I asked them to take a look at The IntensiFire technology they changed the rules to accommodate it (rule 5.4).
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. The two images below are the first time it was tested.
The IntensiFire didn’t do its best until the last day in test that could not be included in the formal results out of fairness to the other competitors. 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.
The IntensiFire placed 2nd for affordable low emission technology and third for innovation. Even better for the consumer is the efficiency ranking, higher than the 82% certified EPA Stoves.Initially it received the award for Affordability and this was the result published in National Geographic Magazine.