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Tackling Indoor Air Pollution with Passion and Dedication

The Problem 

Millions of people in rural India cook using open fires and biomass- or coal-fueled stoves. The problem with these traditional cooking practices is that the incomplete combustion of these fuels causes indoor air pollution, which in turn is the cause of dangerous respiratory diseases. It's a known problem, that still persists: the WHO attributed 3.2M deaths to household air pollution in 2020. 


"Chulha-cooked food is tasty, but it causes pain in the lungs and burns the eyes."

Sheila, Beneficiary from Sangamner, India

"Our mission is to relieve people like Sheila from the burden of indoor air pollution. Our solution: biogas."

The reStove Team


The Project 

reStove started as a project under the student entrepreneurship initiative Enactus Munich. Many motivated and passionate students worked hard in pursuit of our vision. The end goal is to create a social business, which is able to sustain itself without further funding and which ensures the health of families all over rural India. In April 2024 we started a technical collaboration with the Aligarh Muslim University in India in order to build our second design and achieve proof of concept in villages near Aligarh. 

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