Updated on December 29, 2023

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Created on October 5, 2020

Koko Cooker

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The Koko Cooker is a 2-burner cookstove that uses liquid bio-ethanol fuel.

Developed By
  1. KOKO Networks
Tested By
  • KOKO Networks
Content Partners
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Author

Product Description

The Koko Cooker is a two-burner cookstove fueled by liquid ethanol. The stove comes with a cooker regulator that allows flame adjustment, and the flame can be lit using a matchstick. The product is designed, manufactured, and distributed by KokoThe manufacturing facility is based in Kenya and the product is currently being distributed in Kenya and Nairobi.

Target SDGs

SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy

SDG 3: Good Health and Well-Being

Market Suggested Retail Price

$10.92

Target Users (Target Impact Group)

Household

Distributors / Implementing Organizations

This product is implemented by the manufacturer in Kenya, with Koko Fuel available at over 700 shops across Nairobi.

Competitive Landscape

Direct competitors include Kenyan Domestic Ceramic Jiko Stove and Burn Jikokoa.

Manufacturing/Building Method

Koko Cookers are manufactured and distributed from factories in Nairobi, Kenya.

Intellectural Property Type

Patent

User Provision Model

Users can obtain the product/service directly from the manufacturer's website or through KOKOPoint ATM's in Nairobi.

Distributions to Date Status

As of 2019, 1000 units have been distributed in Nairobi.

Fuel type

Liquid bio-ethanol

Chimney (yes/no)

No

Forced or passive

Forced

Pot type

Flat bottom

Thermal efficiency (%)

Unknown

PM emissions (g/MJ delivered to pot)

Unknown

CO emissions (g/MJ delivered to pot)

Unknown

Pot capacity (L)

Unknown

Time to boil (min/L)

Unknown

Design Specifications

Koko Cooker is a two-burner cookstove that use denatured bio-ethanol as fuel, with installations as a payment option. The flame can be activated using a matchstick, and the intensity of the flame can be regulated using the built-in flame regulator.

Product Schematics

Technical Support

Technical support is provided by Koko or Koko Agents.

Replacement Components

Fuel refills can be obtained from KOKOPoint ATM's.

Lifecycle

Unknown

Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters

Designer specified performance targets include: fast, easy, clean, safe, and affordable.

Vetted Performance Status

Testing performed by the manufacturer determined compliance with the Kenya Bureau of Safety for emissions and performance, safety, and durability.

Safety

Potential hazards related to the operation of this product concerns the handling of hot objects, and domestic accidents such as accidental burning.

Complementary Technical Systems

In order to operate, the stove requires a matchstick and KOKO fuel.

Academic Research and References

No academic references.

Jefwa, Baraka. 2019. KOKO Networks Introduce Alternative Cooking Fuel Powered by IoT Technology. CIO Africa. July 7, 2019.

Maingi, Maureen. 2020. KOKO Networks Invest in Cooking Gas Business. businesschief.eu. May 19, 2020.

Kenyan Cooking Start-up Uses Tech to Cut Costs and Save Lives. n.d. www.ft.com.

FitClub, Koko. n.d. Koko Fuel Custom Nutrition Launches Feb. 4 at Koko FitClub. www.prnewswire.com.

KOKOpoint Fuel Dispenser. n.d. Engineering for Change.

KOKO Agent – KOKO. n.d. www.kokofuel.com.

KOKO Cooker – KOKO. n.d. www.kokofuel.com.

KOKO Fuel – KOKO. n.d. www.kokofuel.com.

Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS). n.d. www.kebs.org.

Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS). 2019. Draft Kenya Standard: Biomass Stoves – Performance Requirements. www.puntofocal.gov.ar. Kenya Bureau of Standards.

 

Compliance with regulations

The product is compliant with the Kenya Bureau of Standards minimum energy performance standards.

Evaluation methods

The cookstove is evaluated for durability, safety, hazardous materials, and thermal performance.

Other Information

None

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