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CX-009908: Categorical Exclusion Determination

Achieving Tier 4 Emissions and Efficiency in Biomass Cookstoves
CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6, B5.15
Date: 01/17/2013
Location(s): Colorado
Offices(s): Golden Field Office

The U.S. Department of Energy is proposing to provide federal funding to Colorado State University's (CSU) Engines and Energy Conversion Laboratory (EECL) to advance cookstove development. The proposed project seeks to better understand the physics associated with combustion, emission formation, and heat transfer in the fuel bed. It would work to understand the chemically reacting flow field above the fuel bed in a forced-air semi-gasifier cookstove and develop computational models of these regions to assist in stove design. DOE funding would be used for three phases; the study of the physics of cookstoves, the development of a computational fluid dynamic (CFD) model of the processes involved; and application of this information to design and distribute a more efficient cookstove prototype.