Solar Cooking
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CONSOLFOOD 2016 was held at the Instituto Superior de Engenharia, Universidade do Algarve, Campus da Penha in Faro, Portugal in January 2016.

A round table of presentations was held, and also a poster session. A public demonstration of solar cooking with several types of cookers took place in a central area of the city of Faro. Participants brought their ingredients and solar cookers, and cooked as a group to prepare a solar lunch.


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  • 22-24 January 2018: (Faro) CONSOLFOOD 2018 is scheduled to take place at the Instituto Superior de Engenharia, Universidade do Algarve, Campus da Penha. This solar cooking conference will include oral sessions, keynote lectures, a round table discussion, a poster session, and a comprehensive exhibit of solar cooking, drying, and food processing equipment. The organizers encourage potential participants to submit abstracts in the first submission period before 4th June, 2017. The abstract must mention the main topics of the presentation or poster. The abstracts will be assessed by the members of the scientific committee and the organizing committee will inform each author whether their submitted abstract has been accepted. More information on abstract submission...

2016 Conference presentations[]

Day One, January 22nd[]

  • The Science Behind Solar Cookers: A Good Didactic Approach - Juan Bello Llorente, Centro Integrado de Formación Profesional SOMESO, Spain

Day Two, January 23nd[]

  • High precision membrane solar concentrators - Daniel Müller, Tamera, Portugal
  • Case Study of Food Processing Factory Using Solar Concentrators - Ghanshyam Lukhi, Tapi Foods, India
  • Concrete Funnel Cooker: Useful permanent outside device for slow cooking - Celestino Ruivo, University of the Algarve, Portugal
  • Peter Haastrup presents the Kenya Village Project at the University of Algarve -Peter Haastrup , Ryerson University, Canada

2016 Conference posters[]

  • Reconstruction of the First Solar Furnace built by Father Himalaya's Description, Modeling, and Perspectives - A. Darbon, R. Le Gall, A. Sanchez, J-J. Serra; Father Himalaya Friends Association,
  • Extension of Shelf Life of Fruits and Vegetables by Solar Thermal Drying with High Solar Fraction in Temperate Climates]] (also paper) - Sonnenobst
  • Necessary Developments in Solar Cookers to make them more popular - Ashok Kundapur
  • Suara Yatra - Our Reflections on Solar-Thermal Applications - James Dean Conklin, Alan Bigelow, Andrew Mattina, Solar Punch
  • GIZ ten Conditions for successful Solar Cooking Adoption - Dorothea Otremba (GIZ)
  • Solar kitchen live sessions - a tool for sharing the latest in solar technology for cooking - Alejandra Blanco, Francisco Javier Macías, – Solar Show Cooking, Spain

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See Celestino Ruivo.