The Ecostufa is a plancha-style biomass stove that is designed for households in Mexico.
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.
This product is available online directly from Ecostufa.
Goal 7: Affordable and clean energy
The target users are vulnerable households that are currently cooking on open wood fires.
This product is mass produced by Ectostufa in Mexico, with a capacity of manufacturing 10,000 stoves per month.
Users can obtain this product directly from the manufacturer.
At least several thousand units have been distributed as of 2017.
What fuel type the stoves uses
Does the stove have a chimney?
Whether the stove is forced draft or passive
What pot type(s) the stove can accommodate
The capacity of the pot the stove can accommodate
The efficiency in terms of heat delivered to pot compared to overall heat produced through combustion
PM2.5 emissions of the stove per MJ
CO emissions of the stove per MJ
The amount of time it takes to bring a specified amount of water to boil
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.
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.
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.
No other systems are required, and assembly can be done without any tools.
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.
Jeuland, M., Pattanayak, S., 2012, Benefits and Costs of Improved Cookstoves: Assessing the Implications of Variability in Health, Forest and Climate Impacts. PLoS ONE.
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.
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