Kenyan Domestic Ceramic Jiko Stove
Kenya Ceramic Jiko (also named Kimathi Jiko) is a portable, lightweight and charcoal-burning cookstove.
Kenyan Domestic Ceramic Jiko Stove, also known as Kimathi Jiko, is a lightweight, portable, charcoal-burning stove with a ceramic inner lining and metal cladding catered to standard cooking methods in Kenya.
Organizations such as CARE, UNICEF, The Bellerive Foundation, as well as the United States and German aid agencies all played a role in the development and promotion of the KCJ. The Kenya Energy and Environment Organization (KENGO) has played an active role in increasing awareness and promoting the use of the Kenya Ceramic Jiko since 1982.
Goal 7: Affordable and clean energy
Rural and urban low-income families in Kenya.
Through Kenya Energy and Environment Organisations in Nairobi, Kenya, or various local distributors.
What fuel type the stoves uses
Does the stove have a chimney?
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 on the Kenya Ceramic Jiko (KCJ) include the hour-glass shaped metal cladding with an interior ceramic liner that is perforated to permit the ash to fall to the collection box at the base, a thin layer of vermiculite or cement placed between the cladding and the liner and the top of the stove to place the single pot.
This stove weighs from 3 to 6 Kg and its diameter varies from 30 to 50 cm.
Further details here.
Training courses are available for stove manufacturers, vendors, and end-users through various NGOs (not specified).
Lifecycle is unknown in the Clean Cookstove Catalog.
The manufacturer (KENGO) has not listed any specific targets of the product.
Testing results for the stove are summarized and can be downloaded from the Clean Cooking Catalog.
Aprovecho Research Center, U.S. EPA, University of California, Irvine, University of Nairobi in Kenya.
Kammen, D.M., Research, Development and Commercialization of the Kenya Ceramic Jiko and Other Improved Biomass Stoves in Africa, Berkeley (CA): University of California; 2011.
Hyman E.L. (1985). The Experience with Improved Charcoal and Wood Stoves for Households and Institutions in Kenya, USAID, 1985 Dec 19.
About 1,000 additional articles on cookstoves in Kenya.
Extensive evaluation methods of U.S. EPA, University of California, Irvine, Aprovecho Research Center, and University of Nairobi are available on the Clean Cooking Catalog.
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