Berkeley-Darfur Stove V.14

Potential Energy

The Darfur Stove is an efficient and improved stove desgined as a result of community involvement in Darfur, Sudan.

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Product description Brand name and product description

Designed by engineers at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab using the knowledge and input of local Darfuri women, the Berkeley-Darfur stove is a highly efficient wood-burning cookstove adapted to local pots, customs, and cooking practices. It has a stainless-steel body and a maximum pot capacity of 15 litres.

Introduction video to the Darfur Stove Project. Potential Energy’s headquarter is located in Kampala, Uganda.

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

Mainly Darfur in Sudan. Further countries where deployed: Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, India, Kenya, Nepal and Uganda.

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

Potential Energy works in collaboration with over 20 local women’s organizations in Darfur for the distribution of the stoves. Potential Energy employs both humanitarian and market-based approaches within flexible installment plans, and by donations to vulnerable populations without a regular form of income. Further organizations, such as Impact Carbon, Oxfam America, Plan Canada/Plan International, Sustainable Action Group, USAID have taken part.

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

Over 20 USD according to the Technology Exchange Lab. From 25 USD to 35 USD rated in the Clean Cookstove Catalog.

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

Three stone fires and inefficient, traditional stoves, over 400 cookstoves in the Clean Cooking Catalog and up to 14 cookstove models available in the E4C Solutions Library from which SeaChar Deluxe Estufa Finca Farm Stove and Mimi Moto are similar models.

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)

Women in Darfur who are required to travel extended distances to collect fuelwood for cooking.

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