ACE-1 Ultra Clean Biomass Cookstove

African Clean Energy

Designed by African Clean Energy, ACE-1 is a portable cookstove that features a solar panel and ports enabling the charging of mobile phones and solar lamps.

Product description Brand name and product description

Designed and distributed by African Clean Energy, ACE-1 Ultra Clean Biomass Cookstove is a smokeless, gasification stove that can burn almost any solid biomass, but is designed to work especially well with wood pellets. Video available about the features of the stove.

African Clean Energy is located in Lesotho in southern Africa.


Target region(s) Target region for distribution/implementation (listed by country if specified)

This stove is mainly targeted for customers in Africa, but countries with distribution include Kenya, Cambodia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Netherlands, South Africa, Uganda, Zambia.

Distributors/implementing organizations Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"

African Clean Energy, with regional distributors worldwide. The organization is looking for further distributors.

Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.

150 USD on the manufacturer’s webpage. Retail price rated from 80 USD to 250 USD on the Clean Cooking Catalog.


Competitive landscape Similar products available on the market. May not be a comprehensive listing.

Three stone fires and inefficient, traditional stoves, up to 8 similar models available in the E4C Solutions Library and over 200 cookstoves in the Clean Cooking Catalog.

SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

Goal 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.

Target user(s) Target user/consumer base (country, income segment)

Individuals and families currently cooking with biomass on three stone fires and inefficient, basic stoves. Products are also catered to individuals indeveloped countries who could use the stove for camping, backyard cooking, or in emergency situations.

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