The Ecostufa is an improved biomass cook stove with a smoke extraction chimney and anti-burn side screens. The cook stove is manufactured in three different models, and designed to reduce firewood consumption by up to 75%. It is manufactured by Ecostufa in Mexico and available in over 20 Mexican states via direct sales.
Market Suggested Retail Price
Distributors / Implementing Organizations
This product is available online directly from Ecostufa.
This product is mass produced by Ectostufa in Mexico, with a capacity of manufacturing 10,000 stoves per month.
Intellectural Property Type
User Provision Model
Users can obtain this product directly from the manufacturer.
Distributions to Date Status
Several thousand units have been distributed to over 20 different states of the Mexican Republic as of 2021.
Forced or passive
Pot capacity (L)
Thermal efficiency (%)
PM emissions (g/MJ delivered to pot)
2.9 +/- 1 gPM(2.5) / kg dry fire wood for high power
CO emissions (g/MJ delivered to pot)
22 +/- 8 gPM(2.5) / kg dry fire wood for high power
Time to boil (min/L)
36 +/- min to boil (unknown amount of water)
The Ecostufa cook stove is a plancha-style biomass stove that features a chimney, a hot-plate that can accommodate flat-bottom pots, combustion chamber, side heat screens and four legs that can be adjusted to make the stove level. The maximum pot size is 20 L, and the stove weighs 50 kg and has the following dimensions: 850 x 510 x 900 mm.
Technical support is provided by the manufacturer.
Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters
This stove is designed to reduce the consumption of biomass or firewood by up to 75%, and reduce the amount of smoke by utilizing a chimney.
Vetted Performance Status
Potential safety hazards include burns from hot surfaces, and those associated with other biomass stoves. The manufacturer has included heat screens to reduce the risk of the user burning themselves on the sides of the stove.
Complementary Technical Systems
No other systems are required, and assembly can be done without any tools.
Academic Research and References
Medina, P., Berrueta, V., Martínez, M., Ruiz, V., Edwards, R., & Masera, O., 2017, Comparative performance of five Mexican plancha-type cookstoves using Water Boiling Tests. Development Engineering. Vol 2. pp 20-28.
Compliance with regulations
The manufacturer claims compliance with the Evaluation of the Wood Saving Stove, based on technical specifications set by the Ministry of Agricultural, Territorial and Urban Development.
A video (in Spanish) of the product can be found here.