Idea Details

Team and Contact Details

SNo Student Name School Degree Year Email
1Mahnoor MajidASABMS/M.PhilFirstmahnoor20034@gmail.com

Inter School Idea ? No
Do you need expertises from another area: Yes
If Yes please provide details of expertises you need: Energy systems and Engineering

Idea Details

Idea Name: Methno-Stoves
Slogan: Let Microbes Heat Your Stoves!
Supervisor Name: Dr. Saadia Andleeb
Supervisor Designation: Assistant Professor
Supervisor School: ASAB
Supervisor Department: Industrial Biotechnology
Contact number: +92-051-9085-6133
Email ID: saadiamarwat@yahoo.com
Abstract:
    Utilization of methanogens (microorganisms) for the production of natural gas in domestic stoves.
What is the unmet need in society that your idea will fulfill ?
    The shortage of gas supply is a major issue in Pakistan. Energy experts have reported that the total natural gas production in the country has come to as low as 5% that is an alarming situation. Methno-Stoves is suggested to decrease the gas shortage by utilizing sources other than the Sui reserves.
Who needs it ? How many would benefit ?
   The methno-stoves can cater a large number of people who have common stoves in their houses for cooking purposes. Punjab and specifically Rawalpindi as first target population (3.199 million) due to the increased fluctuations in gas supply.
How will the solution works
    Methno-stove will work through the gas produced from microbes. The interior design of the stove will have a customized vacuum vortex system for gas supply through methanogens. Just outside the vacuum vortex, there will be a gas-air mixture that will mix the gas produced in the vacuum with the air. This system will serve as an electronic ignition system and will create a blue flame when the users turn the knob. The stoves will have a built-in supply of methanogens that are sustainable.
Who are your competitors ? How is your solution different
    The competitors are the electric stoves from brands like Samsung, Nasgas, Kenmore and LG. They manufacture stoves that run on electricity instead of gas but electricity is another major resource that is already in deplorable conditions. Methno-stove will run on microbes that are present in abundance
Status: new
Entry Date & Time: 2017-11-23 (0050)