Barbeque is specific way of cooking or better said preparation of meat, fish, or other food outdoor on a rack over an open fire or on a portable grill. This is one of the most famous and most common ways of preparation of food in the world.
The grilled food is delicious and there are numerous recipes for preparation of meat.
Preparing barbeque is cooking process that literally is a must during the warm sunny days when people gather their family and friends in the backyard and enjoy the tasty dishes.
But, there is one downside: barbecue is not environmental friendly way of cooking and can be harmful. Regardless of the fact what you use to flame up your grill, whether it is wood chips, charcoal, or propane, it releases emissions and pollutes the air.
We have some good news for you: there is way to keep the environment safe and prepare barbecue. Read on and find out how.
Wilson Solar Cookers without Fuel
Professor David Wilson has genius invention. Namely, he developed a new solar technology that will bring a solar cooker that functions at night. The best and most important part about this invention is the fact that it significantly will benefit developing nations who depend on wood for cooking.
This solar grill, incented by David Wilson uses sun’s energy and stores the latent heat for cooking for up to 25 hours at temperatures above 450 degrees Fahrenheit. To be more precise, this grill uses a Fresnel lens to hold the sun’s energy to melt a container of Lithium Nitrate which acts as a thermal-storing battery. After 25 hours, the heat is released.
This barbecue has the ability to use the grill at night and that makes it different than the rest. Wilson says “There are a lot of solar cookers out there, but surprisingly not many using latent-heat storage as an attribute to cook the food.”
After visiting Nigeria, this brilliant idea popped in Wilson’s head. There David saw their standard cooking method: it uses wood which results with issues, including respiratory illnesses, deforestation and women being vulnerable to rape while searching for the firewood.
Group of MIT students, Derek Ham, Theodora Vardouli, and Eric Uva have developed the technology for a prototype solar grill. They conducted a study through the multi-disciplinary course “iTeams” which is short for “Innovation Teams”. Their aim was to assess the concept and to then potentially launch a business to manufacture and distribute the barbeque.
The main goal of these scientists is to create a business model that will distribute the invention to the developing nations. This grill will be presented to the American market, as well. They explain that it is most likely the American version to be a hybrid propane/solar model that will allow for flame cooking, on the same way as thermal convection.