Greenway Smart Stove
Greenway Grameen Infra
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.
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.
Greenway has a distribution network across rural India, and Gramalaya Microfinance Foundation. Also distributed via direct sales by Pollinate Energy.
25 USD (1,799 INR) on Amazon; 23.61 USD (1,499 INR) on Greenway website; Rated from 20 USD – 50 USD on the Clean Cooking Catalog.
Three stone fires and inefficient, traditional stoves, up to 14 cookstove models available in the E4C Solutions Library and over 400 models in the Clean Cooking Catalog.
Goal 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.
Rural and semi-urban families in India that use traditional mud chullahs or liquefied petroleum gas as a fuel. The Smart Stove is ideal for smaller families composed of up to 4-6 people.
Mass produced in India.
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 installments.
Users can also buy the product on Amazon.
What fuel type the stoves uses
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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
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 here.
Greenway offers a customer hotline in their contact information on their website. A user guide video is also available.
Lifecycle is unknown, however, this product has a 1-year manufacturer warranty.
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.
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.
Guidelines provided by Greenway should be followed to avoid burns and spillovers when manipulating the product.
Greenway also commercializes the Jumbo stove with a larger load capacity.
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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.
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.
Baseline technology was a three stone fire. Eight cooks tested five stoves, with a total of 28 tests per stoves.
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