Manufactured and distributed in Ethiopia, Gogle Energy Saving Stoves are rocket-type, biomass-powered cookstoves intended for household use.
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
Local wholesalers and shops distribute Gogle cookstoves in Ethiopia.Interview with manufacturer Additionally, international NGOs, such as the Gaia Association and UNHCR, purchase large orders of stoves to distribute in refugee settlements.
Gogle stoves are manufactured at their facility in Addis Abba, Ethiopia. The factory has the capacity to produce up to 500 stoves/day, however, they generally produce 120 stoves/day.
Intellectural Property Type
User Provision Model
Gogle sells their stoves to local stores and distributors. Additionally, NGOs, such as World Vision and UNHCR purchase large bulk orders of their stoves, particularly for refugee camps in Ethiopia.
Distributions to Date Status
20,000 units as of October 2018Interview with manufacturer
Forced or passive
Flat or round bottom
Pot capacity (L)
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PM emissions (g/MJ delivered to pot)
CO emissions (g/MJ delivered to pot)
Time to boil (min/L)
The stove is designed with a clay combustion chamber and metal housing. A hatch opens to the fuel-feeding chamber and wooden handles enable portability.
Available from the manufacturer.
Replacement components, particularly for the clay combustion chamber, are available from the manufacturer.
Estimated 5 yearsInterview with manufacturer
Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters
The manufacture specifies three types of impact targets: (1) Social targets: Hire and empower women to work in their factory, empower communities by reducing their dependency on firewood, and reduce the workload of women (decreased time collecting firewood and cooking). (2) Environmental targets: Improve indoor air quality, reduce deforestation, and reduce GHG emissions. (3) Economic targets: Deliver high volumes of stoves, generate annual income of 1,800 USD for each employee, and create jobs in production, retail, and distribution of their products.
Vetted Performance Status
The stove was tested in an Ethiopian government lab to have an efficiency rating of 51%.Interview with manufacture The stove has not been tested under international standards.
The stove should remain on leveled ground and users must be cautious when working around hot surfaces.
Complementary Technical Systems
Academic Research and References
No academic references.
List of Stoves in Ethiopia. n.d. Energypedia.info.
Gogle Energy-Saving Stoves and Engineering. SEED – Promoting Entrepreneurship for Sustainable Development.
The World Bank. 2018. Green Entrepreneurs Bring Clean Cooking to Ethiopia. The World Bank, November 1, 2018.
Compliance with regulations
Ethiopia does not have standards for cookstoves and the stove has not been tested for compliance of other international standards.Interview with manufacturer
An Ethiopian government laboratory performed basic testing and calculated a 51% efficiency rating. Interview with manufacturer
Gogle was a SEED winner in 2013.