Eco Stoves for Heating & Cooking


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In many parts of the world, cooking on fire is not a choice, it’s a necessity. However, when given a choice, many people choose to cook on fire as they prefer the taste and the experience of fire cooked food.

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Himalayan Rocket Stoves Made and Sold in the Indian Himalayas since 2017

Clean Cookstoves Made through workshops run in regional parts of india for low income families

Who are we?

I’m an Aussie adventurer who started travelling in the Indian Himalayas almost 30 years ago. As a result of many years spent in remote mountainous regions, I came to appreciate both the beauty and the resilience inherent to a simple way of life.

I also came to see that unsustainable ways of living are devastating our planet, and so I decided to focus on a small thing that I hoped would make a difference. Along with my partner Chetana, we have been working on clean combustion solutions for the Indian context. 

What are we about?

The Eco Stoves Cooker

Heating and cooking are essential to the human experience, and I wanted to find a way to do this better.

Through this project I am exploring ways to introduce fire based cooking back into the Australian context.

Biomass Fuel

Our stoves are designed to run on small sized wood or biomass pellets made from waste wood material.

Eco Rocket Stoves

Rocket Stove technology is at the core of all our designs, burning smoke for cleaner combustion and higher efficiency.

Sustainable Energy

Waste biomass fuel combustion is a sustainable energy source with low Carbon emissions. 

Low Pollution

The clean combustion technology offers high temperature fire based heat with little to no visible smoke output. 

What is it about Fire? 

Starting with that most elemental of forces, fire… I have been working for years to refine and improve on ways to do combustion with less smoke and more heat. I didn’t invent the rocket stove, someone else came up with that incredible invention. I just tweaked it to suit a range of contexts to make it more accessible.

Over the last 7 years I have dedicated my life to improving combustion for the people of the Himalayas through the Himalayan Rocket Stove project. I also invented a zero cost clean cookstove concept that is being shared to people in regional India through the Smokeless Cookstove Foundation.

Now with life’s circumstance compelling me to spend more time at home in Australia, I decided to work on something for the local market. The Eco Stoves Cooker is my first foray into a locally made combustion device for the Aussie market.

I hope you like it.

Warm Regards, Russell

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What is a Rocket Stove?

What is a Rocket Stove?

At Eco Stoves Australia we use a core design technology often known as “Rocket Stove” design as this is an established open source proven technology that burns Biomass more efficiently and cleanly than many other combustion processes. We have taken this design...

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Australian Social Entrepreneur Makes an Impact in India.

Australian Social Entrepreneur Makes an Impact in India.

MEDIA RELEASE Himalayan Rocket Stove Positive Impacts 20 Feb 2019 Australian Social Entrepreneur makes an impact on Women, Forests and Air in India. Social enterprise start-up introduces high efficiency combustion heaters to the Himalayas using new technologyReduces...

From Flying ‘Bullets’ to Himalayan Rockets

From Flying ‘Bullets’ to Himalayan Rockets

A story of how two landslides lead to an ecological heater for the Himalayas and beyond It seems like the journey of a lifetime, this rocket stove thing. Various threads from over 25 years of travel in India and the Himalayas have been weaving together a story about a...

Engineering For Change

Engineering For Change

The Himalayan Rocket Stove: Now Viral on YouTube CONTRIBUTOR: ROB GOODIER The demo video for an improved rocket stove optimized for use in the heights of the Himalayas has racked up more than 10,000 views on YouTube. The Himalayan Rocket Stove, called Eco1, burns...

Our Background

Since 2014 we have been building a portfolio of clean combustion solutions, starting with efficient wood fired space heating for the Himalayas through Himalayan Rocket Stove. The research for this led to the development of a no-cost solution for clean cookstoves which is now being championed by the Smokeless Cookstove Foundation. The R&D for those projects, and for the current project, have come through a small Australian start-up venture called Rocket Man Designs. In each case the goal is the same… to find the most cost effective way to improve heating and cooking using clean and sustainable biomass combustion technology.  


Improved cooking systems based on rocket stove biomass combustion technology.


Dedicated heating system based on convoluted flame path for maximum thermal efficiency.

Waste incineration

Prototyping Stage

Clean Cremation

Early Stage Prototyping


Conceptual Stage Project

Reducing Impact

By using an Eco Stoves Cooker or Heater, we reduce our reliance on coal and gas

sales from our Australian Products support the Impact work we do in India


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$15,050 Raised

Smokeless Cookstove Campaign

Through our campaign on Chuffed, we have raised over $15,000 AUD for the Smokeless Cookstove Foundation to deliver workshops in remote and underserved communities across India on making clean cookstoves in an empowering format that frees the user from the tyranny of requiring a manufactured product that needs constant maintenance and repair.

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“Being able to go from making a coffee to cooking wood fired pizza to heating the patio on the Eco Stoves Cooker is what makes this so good!”

- Ross Smith

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