Country: IndonesiaFocus: Food ProcessingPartner: IBEKAYear: 2010

The Easy Steam Machine


Partner: IBEKA

Easy Steam     Easy-Steam-04


The Easy Steam Machine is a boiler system that reduces distillation time from 3 hours to 3 minutes.

Big Idea: Speed up the weak link in an existing system by two orders of magnitude.

Project Launched: February 2010

Team: Andy Kleissner, Nina Joshi, Jesse Guittard, Christoph Dankert (the “d.stillers”)

The Challenge: How to get Indonesian farmers fast cash with weeds from their farms.

The Insight: The farmers had systems in place that were unused because it took them three hours to boil water necessary to distill lemongrass oil.

The Product:  Designed a plug and play boilers system that integrated with existing distillation machines.   The Easy Steam Machine reduced the time to boil water, hence the distillation process, from 3 hours to three minutes!