Updated on September 16, 2019

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Created on August 27, 2015

Kenyan Domestic Ceramic Jiko Stove

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Kenya Ceramic Jiko (also named Kimathi Jiko) is a portable, lightweight and charcoal-burning cookstove.

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Product Description

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.

 

Market Suggested Retail Price

$3.00

Distributors / Implementing Organizations

Organizations such as CAREUNICEF, 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.  

Manufacturing/Building Method

Large-scale promotion, production, sales, and repair network. Jiko stoves can be built following the instructions in the construction manual and a video on the production of the stoves is also available.  

Intellectural Property Type

Trade Secret

User Provision Model

Through Kenya Energy and Environment Organisations in Nairobi, Kenya, or various local distributors.

Distributions to Date Status

In 1995, tere were over 700,000 KCJ's in use in Kenya; the stoves were found in over 50% of all urban homes, and roughly 16% of rural homes. The current distribution to date is unknown, however the production volume is 20,000/month.

Fuel type

Charcoal

Chimney (yes/no)

No

Forced or passive

Passive

Pot type

Round bottom

Pot capacity (L)

Unknown

Thermal efficiency (%)

33.9 – 41.4 %

PM emissions (g/MJ delivered to pot)

298 – 647.5 mg/MJ-del

CO emissions (g/MJ delivered to pot)

30 – 41.35 g/MJ-del

Time to boil (min/L)

27 – 39.7 min/5 L

Design Specifications

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.  

Technical Support

Training courses are available for stove manufacturers, vendors, and end-users through various NGOs (not specified).

Replacement Components

Unknown

Lifecycle

Lifecycle is unknown in the Clean Cookstove Catalog.

Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters

The manufacturer (KENGO) has not listed any specific targets of the product.

Vetted Performance Status

Testing results for the stove are summarized and can be downloaded from the Clean Cooking Catalog.

Safety

Unknown

Complementary Technical Systems

None

Academic Research and References

Compliance with regulations

Unknown

Other Information

Research, Development and Commercialization of the Kenya Ceramic Jiko and other Improved Biomass Stoves in Africa, Daniel M. Kammen, Ph.D. The institutional ceramic Jiko can be used in hospitals, schools, prisons, and any institutions that use fuelwood or charcoal for cooking.

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