Rhona Brown


This project tackles the many issues associated with current cooking practices in rural areas, the biggest being indoor air pollution and its impact on the health of residents and our climate.

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Biogas provides an alternative source of clean domestic energy that helps to mitigate the emission of dangerous greenhouse gases. The Bio-vase service encourages users to create clean energy using household waste. A digester device mulches food waste, accelerating the chemical process that produces the biogas. The user can see how much gas is being generated, which helps them appreciate the value of their waste. The gas is transferred to the Bio-vase vessel, which the user can personalise with their own decoration. This artefact references traditional vessels and can be used to transport and share excess fuel with friends or neighbours.