WorldStove’s Lucia Stove is an efficient cookstove that is custom-designed for each region where it is sold. After on-site observations, the company will alter each product they design to fit the needs of the stove’s users. Interview with WorldStove founder
Ghana, Togo, Senegal, Burkina Faso, Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Zambia, Haiti, Mongolia, Afghanistan, Israel, USA. Interview with WorldStove founder
WorldStove sets up locally owned and operated stores in countries of need. Interview with WorldStove founder
The price varies according to the design and the region where it is sold. The final price is equivalent to 2-3 times the market price of a general stove in the region. Interview with WorldStove founder
There are hundreds of clean cookstoves. A list of nearly 300 is available in the Clean Cooking Catalog.
Three stone fires and inefficient, traditional stoves.
People with poor access to energy and modern fuels.
It is mass produced and flat stacked for ease of transport. Interview with WorldStove founder
IP protected. Interview with WorldStove founder
End users can only purchase stoves through local distributors in country. A microfinance system is also available for customers.
Approximately 890,000. Interview with WorldStove founder
Each Lucia Stove varies in dimensions, weight, and function. WorldStove will design their product for each target market, resulting in various Lucia Stove models worldwide. Interview with WorldStove founder
Since each stove is locally manufactured, owned, and operated, technical support might be available through the organizations distributing them, though it is not explicitly stated.
Yes. High-grade steel material is available from WorldStove for repairs. Most replacements are available at local stove hubs. Interview with WorldStove founder
The estimated life cycle is 10 years if used correctly. The stoves are guaranteed for five years. Each stove is fully recyclable. Interview with WorldStove founder
1. Adaptable to user habits, needs, wishes, cooking habits, and available fuel
2. Low cost to make and ship (ships flat)
3. Lifecycle tested to last ten years
4. EU emissions certified (66 ppmCO)
5. Consumable parts are replaceable
6. Can function either as a coaxial gasifier or a pyrolytic stove
7. Adaptable to almost any type of fan or can be used without
8. Creates local workforce opportunities and earnings
Fuels: every biomass, excluding wood and charcoal
It is carbon negative through biochar production.
WorldStove, Environmental Protection Agency, European Parliament Lab, Numerous others according to WorldStove founder Nathaniel Mulcahy. Interview with WorldStove founder
None. Each stove is designed for the region in which it is used.
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Anenberg, S.C., et al., Cleaner cooking solutions to achieve health, climate, and economic cobenefits. Environ. Sci. Technol. 2013;47(9):3944-3952.
WorldStove will alter each product it designs to fit the needs of end user through on-site observations and laboratory modifications. Interview with WorldStove founder
The company is certified as carbon negative and it gives away carbon offsets to the stove hubs in each region that distribute them.
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