This website is meant to be a central information resource of what is called the Batch Box Rocket, sometimes Rocket Batch Box or RBB. In U.S. English forums sometimes also referred to as PvdB BBR. It is a device to combust wood with high efficiency and minimal pollution, the core of a modern wood-burning stove so to speak.
For now, the plan is to produce four chapters.
The first chapter is about how it works, the second on how to build it, the third about several combustion chamber designs and the fourth about how it can be applied for heating a house or workshop.
The development of this thing is a story in itself. During development the progress was published on the Rocket Stove Forum and a lot of people delivered contributions, great or small. Credits are given in the text where relevant.
Even the original idea came from someone else, Lasse Holmes from Homer, Alaska. What I've done is taking the concept further, developed and optimized. Incidentally, Lasse's idea is based on work I had done before. For reference, see the topic about this development on the US Rocket Stoves Forum. Lasse Holmes is writing under the pseudonym "canyon".
As a whole, the design is open source, anyone who want to is free to build it for themselves or commercially. There are no other rights to the design than attribution to the designer and contributions by third parties must be distributed under the same Creative Commons license as the original.
Editing of the translated text, corrections and sometimes completely re-writing by Terry Jones from Sidney, Australia.
Have fun with this description,
Peter van den Berg
This is a temporary announcement.
I am very happy to announce, (and excited to attend) the 2017 Rocket Mass Heaters Workshop Jamboree.
The event will feature MANY workshops and some raw experiment time, with some long time innovators in Rocket Stoves; including our good friends Kirk Mobert (donkey), Lasse Holmes (canyon), Ernie and Erica Wisner, Tim Barker, myself, and Chris McClellan (Uncle Mud).
The event is in Montana, United States, at Paul Wheaton's (of Permies.com) permaculture farm. There will be 17 workshops in 3 parts, from October 6th through to October 17th; take any combination of one, or all parts!
Sign up early (now!!) and get the Earlybird price!
If they ask, please tell them you saw the announcement at Peter's Batchrocket site.