Malang, E.Java (ANTARA News) - The Biomass stove, which has been created by Brawijaya University, Malang, East Java province, lecturer Muhammad Nurhuda has been penetrating international markets after being produced in Norway.

"The marketing and production of the biomass stove is being handled by a third party, namely Primecookstove. The stove is also being marketed in some other countries, such as India, Mexico, Peru, East Timor, Cambodia and countries in Africa," he said on Thursday.

He also explained that the biomass stove is more fuel efficient than the traditional stove that uses kerosene, and does not produce smoke.

Another advantage is that the gas emissions resulting from the biomass stove are far below the threshold set by the World Health Organization (WHO).

The fuel used in the stove in chopped wood that has been produced with an engine, with a capacity of about 20 tons per day. So users do not have to worry about the shortage of fuel, especially if they live in rural areas with many trees.

In addition to the chopped wood, materials, such as pellets, palm oil or wood grain can also be used as fuel. In fact, wooden granules or pellets will make the dish more flavorful.

Nurhuda said that to produce a biomass stove, he had conducted research since 2008, and finally successfully created this environmentally friendly technology.

However, he said, biomass production in the country is far less than that produced in overseas.(*)

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