Updated on May 20, 2024


Created on November 7, 2018

Gogle Energy Saving Stove

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Gogle Energy Saving Stoves are biomass-powered rocket stoves that are manufactured and distributed in Ethiopia.

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Product Description

Manufactured and distributed in Ethiopia, Gogle Energy Saving Stoves are rocket-type, biomass-powered cookstoves intended for household use.

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

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.

Manufacturing/Building Method

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

Fuel type

Biomass, wood

Chimney (yes/no)


Forced or passive


Pot type

Flat or round bottom

Pot capacity (L)


Thermal efficiency (%)


PM emissions (g/MJ delivered to pot)


CO emissions (g/MJ delivered to pot)


Time to boil (min/L)


Design Specifications

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.

Product Schematics

Technical Support

Available from the manufacturer.

Replacement Components

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

Cooking accessories.

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

Evaluation methods

An Ethiopian government laboratory performed basic testing and calculated a 51% efficiency rating. Interview with manufacturer

Other Information

Gogle was a SEED winner in 2013.

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