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EPA Awards Small Business Research Grant to Sustainable Cookstove Company in Oregon
ASAT Inc., based in Cottage Grove, Oregon, will make clean-burning integrated stoves for home cooking, heating and electricity
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced a $100,000 green technology grant to ASAT Inc., of Cottage Grove, Oregon, to develop and market a clean-burning, integrated cookstove. ASAT Inc. was among 13 companies nationwide awarded $1.3 million in Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants to develop and commercialize sustainable technologies to help solve current environmental issues.
Traditional wood or coal-burning cookstoves used in poorer communities around the world can be inefficient and expensive to operate due to high fuel costs and consumption. These older cookstoves also emit harmful air pollutants, including fine particles, that can contribute to lung and heart disease. ASAT Inc. has created a super clean-burning, integrated cookstove that can be used for cooking and home heating while also providing electricity for lighting and charging cell phones and small appliances. The integrated cookstove design uses thermoelectric generation technology to reduce fuel use and air pollution emissions to meet EPA’s newest heating stove emission standards. EPA’s SBIR grant funds will help ASAT Inc. to develop and manufacture its integrated cookstove for sale in the global marketplace.
Each of the 13 winning companies will receive an EPA SBIR contract for up to $100,000 to develop their green technology. Once the project is commercially viable, the companies can apply for contracts of up to $300,000 to further develop and commercialize their environmentally-friendly technology for the marketplace.
More information about the ASAT Inc. integrated cookstove proposal: http://go.usa.gov/x8mTn.
More information about the EPA SBIR Program: www.epa.gov/sbir.
More information about the SBIR Program across the Federal Government: www.sbir.gov/.