The Children’s Burn & Wound Care Foundation (CBWCF) runs a Burn Prevention Program in Ethiopia.
The aim is to establish small scale Ethiopian industries. LIYU (meaning unique) is the name of the company.
The stove uses pellets made from bio-degradable ingredients as fuel. Pellets are comprised of biomass from waste products such as coffee husk, saw dust, corncob, sugarcane, etc.
The stove, which burns as a gasifier, was originally invented by a Norwegian engineer named Mr Paal Wendelbo. The stove has since been modified to better meet the needs for safe cooking standards in
Ethiopia by CBWCF and the University of Agder, Norway.