Just as inventor Roger Lehet finalized preparations to take his second invention, the Katydid™ gasifier wood stove to an EPA lab for certification testing, the Environmental Protection Agency moved to change its federal emission standards from the current 7.5 grams per hour to the proposed 1.3 grams per hour. Initially distraught with the new hurdle before him, Lehet took his Katydid™ gasifier wood stove back to the drawing board.
In last week’s tests, Lehet’s re-engineered non-catalytic Katydid™ prototype produced a shockingly-low 0.366 grams per hour particulate emissions at its lowest burn rate, the point at where wood stoves typically output their highest emissions. Yes — that’s one third of a gram per hour, well below the proposed EPA target of 1.3 grams per hour. “If our production models can reproduce the test results from our Katydid™ prototype (and we believe that they can) we have developed the cleanest wood burning stove on the planet — and we have done so without the use of catalytic elements,” Lehet emphasized.
While effective out of the box, catalytic elements are not without problems. Even with the best of care, catalytic elements require periodic replacement, which is costly and often not done at all. Furthermore, users will render a catalytic element entirely useless the first time they burn paper printed with colored inks, or scrap wood containing a single nail.
At this time, Unforgettable Fire, LLC seeks investors to finance the required EPA/CSA and UL-Listed testing protocols for Lehet’s non-catalytic Katydid™ gasifier wood burning stove, and warehouse sufficient inventory so as to bring Katydid™ to the United States and Canadian markets by this fall. After last winter’s Polar Vortex and subsequent propane shortages and increased prices, the market is ripe for investors to profit.
About the Non-Catalytic Kimberly™ and Katydid™ Gasifier Wood Stoves Manufactured by Unforgettable Fire, LLC:
Roger Lehet originally developed his non-catalytic Kimberly™ gasifier wood stove to keep his wife and 9-year-old daughter warm and dry when the family took refuge on a 28-foot boat moored in Puget Sound during a Seattle winter, after the loss of their business and home in the Great Recession. In addition, this small wood burning stove enabled the Lehet family to cook, heat water, and produce electricity by use of add-on accessories. In the marketplace, Kimberly™ found a niche in other tight spaces, such as vacation cabins, backyard shops, RV’s, yurts, and tiny houses due to Kimberly’s small footprint, tight clearance requirements, and 56-pound portability.
Lehet’s Kimberly™ stove was internationally recognized in 2013 as one of 12 from 261 global entries to complete the Alliance for Green Heat Wood Stove Decathlon, sponsored in part by Popular Mechanics magazine, held on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
In response to the heating needs of bigger homes, Roger Lehet developed his Katydid™ gasifier wood stove during Unforgettable Fire, LLC’s second year of business. Lehet estimates that Katydid™ is able to heat up to 3,000 square feet of well-insulated space.
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Name: Roger Lehet
Organization: Unforgettable Fire, LLC
Address: P.O. Box 13491, Burton, WA 98013