Designed by Burn and distributed in Kenya., Jikokoa is a Rocket type cookstove for burning charcoal.
Designed by Burn, Jikokoa is an efficient cookstove for Kenyans with a major manufacturing site in the country. Compared to Burn’s competitors’ stoves, it reduces toxic fumes that result from traditional Sub-Sharan cooking methods by 63%, fuel consumption by 60% and cooks faster by 50%. Video about the features and performance of this stove.
Goal 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.
Individuals and families currently cooking on unhealthy, inefficient cookstoves or three stone fires.
Mass manufactured in Nairobi, Kenya.
Over 178,754 Jikokoa stoves have been distributed.
Design specifications include high chromium woven grate that maintains a consistent fuel surface area, while the geometry of the inlet channel draws a balanced volume of air, lightweight and ceramic wool insulation (rated to 1260ºC) that allows the combustion chamber to maintain its super high temperature while the outside stays cool to touch, 1000ºC firepower that lights fast and easy and allows cooking on large pots and an easy ashtray with ergonomic handles.
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Parts are available for purchase and installation by certified technicians. These parts and repairs are free under warranty.
Approximate 2 year lifetime. 1-year warranty from date of purchase.
The Jikokoa reduces fuel consumption by 55%, emissions by 64%, and fuel costs by 150USD – 250USD per year. The manufacturers claim that the fuel savings will pay for the cost of the stove after 3-4 months of use.
Testing results for the stove are summarized and can be downloaded from the Clean Cooking Catalog.
The product could most likely be enhanced with the use of a skirt.
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Jetter, J., et al (2012). Pollutant emissions and energy efficiency under controlled conditions for household biomass cookstoves and implications for metrics useful in setting international test standards. Environ. Sci. Technol. 2012;46(19):10827-10834.
Anenberg, S.C., et al (2013). Cleaner cooking solutions to achieve health, climate, and economic co-benefits. Environ. Sci. Technol. 2013;47(9):3944-3952.
Burn followed Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves design and performance standards of improved cookstoves. Interview with representative
In 2015, Burn won the Clean Energy for Women and Girls Award organized by Ashden.
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