One week in Indonesia
As soon as he arrived, Guillaume gets in a taxi and is driven to Yogyakarta where is located YDD, our local partner. He has one week to sustain, advice and bring his competencies and to provide a perspective from outside to the team which welcomes him with smiles and humour to immerse himself in the atmosphere of the lab.
Guillaume’s mission: to help the team in Yogyakarta to set-up a new test laboratory for the Improved Cookstoves. Two tests protocols will be implemented. The first one is the ‘’Biomass stove performance’’ which is approved by the Indonesian National Standards (SNI) , and the second one, much less well-known, is a new one which appears more accurate and that could displace the WBT.
The current challenge is to set-up the laboratory and that he team masters the materials. No, it’s not mission impossible.
Let’s go back to our laboratory
Thus, the aim of the project is to deliver a brand new laboratory with a cutting edge technology team that will allow the stoves to be validated by the Indonesian government, according to the results of the laboratory, and that will be spread in rural areas in Indonesia.
Guillaume and his freshness could bring a big help to the team, happy to welcome him and with who they spent great time after work and during the Sunday, showing him the best places to see near to Yogyakarta.
Who is Guillaume?
He is the G-bel manager. What is the G-Bel? It is a test laboratory for the Improved Cookstoves in Cambodia (GERES). They use to work also for StovePlus. In this laboratory, they use the Water Boiling Test.
But, what is the Water Boiling Test?
Get a cookstove and a pan of water. Measure the firewood and the water amounts. Start the fire. According to the amount of firewood burnt and to the amount of water boiled, you can calculate your stove efficiency or let our team do the calculations for you…