Updated on December 20, 2023


Created on November 17, 2019


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The Ecostufa is a plancha-style biomass stove that is designed for households in Mexico.

Developed By
  1. EcoStufa
Tested By
  • National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)
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Product Description

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.

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

This product is available online directly from Ecostufa.

Competitive Landscape

Direct competitors include ONIL Stove, Chispa Hogar, and EcoZoom Plancha.

Manufacturing/Building Method

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.

Fuel type

Biomass, wood

Chimney (yes/no)


Forced or passive


Pot type

Flat bottom

Pot capacity (L)

20 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)

Design Specifications

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.

Product Schematics

Technical Support

Technical support is provided by the manufacturer.

Replacement Components



The product includes a 2-year manufacturer defect warranty, and comes with a user manual to care for the stove for up to 5 years.

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

Testing performed by the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) determined that the stoves emissions are much lower than the WHO guidelines.


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.

Evaluation methods

The product is evaluated for low PM and CO emissions by the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).

Other Information

A video (in Spanish) of the product can be found here.

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