Central Philippine University-Approtech Center


Our mission is to develop and promote appropriate technologies in agriculture, food, energy and enviromnent At present we have the rice husk gasifier stove technology as well as the quaisi-gasifier stove with steam injector for clean indoor air. Several organizations and individuals have requested the designs of our various technologies for adoptation in their own respective places.

Organization Type Academia

Contact Information

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Primary Initiatives, Target Populations, and Scope of Work:

The various countries that requested designs of our rice husk gasifiers include Thailand, Nepal, and Indonesia. Those that requested are mostly individuals, private companies and non-government organizations.

Fuels/Technologies: Biomass
Sectors of Experience: Agriculture
Renewable Energy
Countries of Operation: Philippines

Our Experience And Interest In The Four PCIA Central Focus Areas

Social/Cultural barriers to using traditional fuels and stoves:

We address social/cultural barriers by modifying the design of the stove to fit the local need in terms of the use of indigenous and local resources available and the practices by the households.

Market development for improved cooking technologies:

We share our improved stove designs and allow them to reproduce so that the stove market can offer these stoves at various locations, at a cheaper price.

Technology standardization for cooking, heating and ventilation:

By following guidelines and procedures as presented in various publications from other organizations.

Indoor air pollution exposure and health monitoring:

By developing and improving gasifier and steam injection technology so that clean indoor air could be obtained from the stove during operation.

Relevant Publications or Studies

(1) Rice Husk Gas Stove Handbook with preface by Dr. Anderson (2) Design and Evaluation of Rice Husk Quasi Gasifier Stove with Steam Injectors (3) Rice Husk Gasifier Technologies Handbook (under preparation)

Our Contribution to the Partnership

We would like to participate by sharing our improved and proven technologies to interested partners upon request. We have our technical manuals or handbook that can be accessed from the internet for interested organizations.