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Created on August 27, 2015

Greenway Smart Stove

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Designed and distributed by Greenway, the Smart Stove is a rocket-type single burner that is ideal for small families of 4 to 6 people.

Developed By
  1. Greenway
Tested By
  • Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi
  • Indian Institute of Technology (Indian School of Mines) Dhanbad
  • Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (India)
  • Winrock International
Content Partners
  1. Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves

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Product Description

Greenway Smart Stove is a rocket-type, single-burner, highly efficient cookstove that burns all solid biomass fuels such as, wood, dry dung, crop waste, coconut waste, bamboo and more without any fuel processing or cutting process. Video available about the performance of the stove.

Greenway’s main offices are located in Mumbai and Bangalore, in India.

 

Target SDGs

SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy

SDG 3: Good Health and Well-Being

Market Suggested Retail Price

$50.00

Target Users (Target Impact Group)

Household

Distributors / Implementing Organizations

Greenway has a distribution network across rural India, and Gramalaya Microfinance Foundation. Also distributed via direct sales by Pollinate Energy.

Manufacturing/Building Method

Mass produced in India.

Intellectural Property Type

Patent

User Provision Model

This product can be purchased on Greenway's website by sending a request, or through direct sales in rural and semi-urban India through their distribution network. Greenway provides a Payment Plan that combines mobile technology and field presence to provide its stoves on easy to pay, interest-free instalments. Users can also buy the product on Amazon.

Distributions to Date Status

Unknown.

Fuel type

Biomass, wood, agricultural bi-products

Chimney (yes/no)

No

Forced or passive

Passive

Pot type

Flat and round bottom

Pot capacity (L)

Unknown

Thermal efficiency (%)

Unknown

PM emissions (g/MJ delivered to pot)

Unknown

CO emissions (g/MJ delivered to pot)

Unknown

Time to boil (min/L)

Unknown

Design Specifications

Design specifications include steel and aluminium body with bakelite handles and a front-feeding combustion chamber at the bottom.  Its loading capacity is 25 kg and fuel opening dimensions are (h x w) 12 x 7.6 cm. It is a lightweight and portable design as it weighs 4 kgs and its dimensions are (LxWxH) 25 x 19 x 30 cm. Further details can be found on the manufacturer's website.  

Product Schematics

Technical Support

Greenway offers a customer hotline in their contact information on their website. A user guide video is also available (see references).

Replacement Components

Unknown.

Lifecycle

Lifecycle is unknown, however, this product has a 1-year manufacturer warranty.  

Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters

Reductions compared to traditional mud cookstoves: Smoke production 70%; Fuel consumed: 65% 4 point top support that adjusts to different shapes and sizes. 25 kg loading capacity designed for everyday use; compatible with all solid biomass; 74% satisfaction rate among intended customers.  

Vetted Performance Status

Greenway Smart Stove has been tested by Winrock International with the following results: Specific consumption (fuel): 197.0 g fuel/kg food (min); 197.0 g fuel/kg food (max) Specific consumption savings from baseline: 40.0 % Time to cook food: 55.0 min.

Safety

Guidelines provided by Greenway should be followed to avoid burns and spillovers when manipulating the product.

Complementary Technical Systems

Greenway also commercializes the Jumbo stove with a larger load capacity.

Academic Research and References

Tewari, V., Malhotra, S (2014). Outlook of women entrepreneurs running small business: How skills as a major factor affecting performance and growth of women entrepreneurs in India?. International Journal of Advance Research in Computer Science and Management Studies. Volume 2, Issue 12. ISSN: 2321-7782 (Online)

Julia Rosenbaum, J., Derby, E., Dutta, K (2015). Understanding Consumer Preference and Willingness to Pay for Improved Cookstoves in Bangladesh. Journal of Health Communication, 20:sup1, 20-27. 

Muralidharan, V., et al (2015). Field Testing of Alternative Cookstove Performance in a Rural Setting of Western India. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health, 12(2), 1773-1787.

Further academic research here.

Greenway Smart Stove. n.d. Greenway.

What We Do. n.d. Pollinate Group.

Dalela, Shreya. 2015. Greenway Appliances Home Energy Appliances for Rural Consumers. Penstring. March 6, 2015.

Greenway Smart Stove (Multicolour) : Amazon.in: Home & Kitchen. n.d. www.amazon.in.

Greenway Smart Stove User Guide. 2014. Vimeo.com.

Greenway Jumbo Stove. n.d. Greenway.

Clean Cooking Alliance – Clean Cooking Catalog: Results Report – Greenway Smart Stove. n.d. www.catalag.cleancookstoves.org. Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves.

Greenway Smart Stove: Brochure. n.d. Greenway.

 

Compliance with regulations

The Greenway Smart Stove has been tested and certified by the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE), Government of India and complies with BIS 13152. Emissions of noxious emissions well within nationally and internationally prescribed norms.  

Evaluation methods

Baseline technology was a three stone fire. Eight cooks tested five stoves, with a total of 28 tests per stoves.

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