Updated on December 31, 2023


Created on August 27, 2015

AGNI Star Rice Husk Gas Stove

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Designed by NDMI in India, Agni Star is a Batch type portable forced draft Single Burner and TLUD (Top-Lit UpDraft) Stove.

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  • Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi
Content Partners
  1. Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves


Product Description

Agni Star Rice Husk Gas Stove is a batch-type, portable, forced draft, single burner & Top-lit Updraft (TLUD) Gasifier Stove. Designed to use rice husks are primary fuel, it is a third generation domestic stove technology that converts agro-waste (rice husks) into gaseous fuel for domestic cooking purposes. It consumes only 600 grams of rice husk and produces efficient flames during 40-45 minutes of cooking period.

Designed by NDMI Renewable Energy Private Limited that distributes and supplies high-efficiency biomass (Pellet and other agro/wood-waste) appliances and fuels across India & other SAARC countries. Its head office is located in Uttar Pradesh, India.


Target SDGs

SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy

SDG 3: Good Health and Well-Being

Market Suggested Retail Price


Target Users (Target Impact Group)


Distributors / Implementing Organizations

Contact the manufacturer for direct purchase.

Manufacturing/Building Method

Mass produced in India.

Intellectural Property Type


User Provision Model

Contact the manufacturer for direct purchase.

Distributions to Date Status

The exact distribution number is unknown, however, according to the Technology Exchange Lab (TEL) and for 2018, thousands of stoves are in use in, for example, the Philippines, Indonesia and Vietnam.

Fuel type

Rice husk

Pot type


Thermal efficiency (%)


PM emissions (g/MJ delivered to pot)


CO emissions (g/MJ delivered to pot)


Time to boil (min/L)


Design Specifications

Design specifications include the burner and pot support on the top, the gasifier reactor with a safety shield, a control switch, fan (12 VDC) and a char chamber at the bottom with an integrated battery (0.40 A, 4.5 AH SMF). The flames can be monitored through a potentiometer. It is available with a 10W Solar Panel to charge the battery (controller) [AC/DC/Solar], and with a 5in1 DC Mobile Charger. It weighs 10.3 kgs and its dimensions in cms are 30 x 30 x 50.

Product Schematics

Technical Support

This is a simple and low-maintenance product, a handbook on the rice husk gas stove is also available. For further support contact the manufacturer.  

Replacement Components

Fabricated body parts, Electronic Spares, DC-Fan, & packaging materials can be assembled locally.


1-year stove warranty, 6-month electronic warranty. No information on lifetime and disposal.

Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters

The manufacturer makes the following claims regarding their stove: This stove uses no-cost rice husks as fuel, produces minimal smoke during cooking, and allows the user to control the amount of flame on the burner using the rotary switch. Furthermore, gasified rice husks can be converted into char which is a good material as soil conditioner due to its high water holding capacity, or ash when the burning of char is prolonged inside the reactor, which is a good refractory material.

Vetted Performance Status

It has an over 35% thermal efficiency, its operating time is 45-50 minutes (depending upon operation or rice husk type).


The manufactures specify that the stove is safe to operate but users must take precaution when working with high levels of heat.

Complementary Technical Systems

Optional accessories are the Combo Power Box with inbuilt battery and Solar/AC Charger.

Academic Research and References

Belonio T, A (2005). Rice husk gas stove handbook. Appropriate technology center. Central Philippine University.

Contact. n.d. NDMI.

Clean Cooking Alliance – Clean Cooking Catalog: Results Report – Agni Star Rice Husk Gas Stove. n.d. www.catalag.cleancookstoves.org. Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves.

Compliance with regulations

IIT-Delhi, IMMT-Bhubaneswar (Odish) & Approved by The Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE), Government of India. Our Stove is recognized by BIS (Bureau of India Standard) for its safety, stability and emission standards.

Evaluation methods

Indian Institute of Technology Delhi’s methods and protocols for evaluating products.

Other Information


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