Stories from the perspective of Burn Design Lab Staff while in the field, shop, lab, and office
It takes an Island, Vashon Island
BDL 's shea project and Jeremy's photographs on display at local Vashon Island Baking Company
The Women Behind the Shea Butter
Meet the women who make your shea butter soaps and shampoos halfway across the world in Northern Ghana
How cookstoves spark revolution
Originally published in GeekWire as "How cleaner cookstoves are sparking an environmental and societal revolution."
10 Shea Roasters in the Field
We have finalized a pilot design, finished the first 10 locally manufactured shea roasters, and have 2 new partners.
Inventiveness & the Aller Stove
An Engineer’s perspective on BDL and Hands for Peacemaking initiative
BDL's Cookstove Reach Grows
Kenya’s Cookstove Manufacturing Company Sets Eyes On Somaliland And Rest Of Africa
Help Support the Vital Work of BDL
It’s been a big part of my and others’ lives here on Vashon; continuing the work is important to us.
The Importance of Local Production
Keeping production local benefits the entire community - Emilio's time in Uganda
UW engineers to make cookstoves
UW engineers to make cookstoves 10 times cleaner for the developing world
Right Place, Right Thing
The story of Paul Mean's Ghana trip and how a truck confirmed the importance of BDL's work.
Stove saves fuel, money, & lives
Burn Design Lab is in partnership with the UW Clean Cookstove Lab to build more efficient stoves for East Africa.
Success Stories: Aller Stove
Hands for Peacemaking intern Kate Atwell traveled to Buena Vista, Guatemala, to gather user testimonials.
Third time's a charm?
Brandy Tang, BDL lab manager, retells her experience in Ghana after the trip had been postponed twice before due to COVID
Partnership Leads to Kenya
Clean, efficient cookstoves from UW-industry partnership to be manufactured in Kenya
Photos and words from Ghana
Jeremy, project manager and lead engineer for the shea roaster project, captures the team's recent trip to Ghana.
This Thanksgiving, give thanks
This Thanksgiving, give thanks for the simple things we take for granted