Updated on December 31, 2023

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Created on August 27, 2015

Lucia Stove

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Designed by WorldStove, Lucia Stove is an efficient and improved cookstove within an adapted design depending on customer needs.  

Developed By
  1. WorldStove
Tested By
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • WorldStove
Content Partners
  1. Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves

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Product Description

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

Target SDGs

SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy

SDG 3: Good Health and Well-Being

Target Users (Target Impact Group)

Household

Distributors / Implementing Organizations

WorldStove sets up locally owned and operated stores in countries of need. Interview with WorldStove founder

Manufacturing/Building Method

It is mass produced and flat stacked for ease of transport.Interview with WorldStove founder

Intellectural Property Type

Select Type

User Provision Model

End users can only purchase stoves through local distributors in the country. A microfinance system is also available for customers.

Distributions to Date Status

Up to 2015, approximately 890,000 Lucia Stoves have been distributed.Interview with WorldStove founder

Fuel type

Unknown

Pot type

Unknown

Thermal efficiency (%)

Unknown

PM emissions (g/MJ delivered to pot)

Unknown

CO emissions (g/MJ delivered to pot)

Unknown

Time to boil (min/L)

Unknown

Design Specifications

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

Product Schematics

Technical Support

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.

Replacement Components

High-grade steel material is available from WorldStove for repairs. Most replacements are available at local stove hubs. Interview with WorldStove founder

Lifecycle

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

Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters

Targets include:

  • Adaptable to user habits, needs, wishes, cooking habits, and available fuel
  • Low cost to make and ship (ships flat)
  • Lifecycle tested to last ten years
  • EU emissions certified (66 ppmCO)
  • Consumable parts are replaceable
  • Can function either as a coaxial gasifier or a pyrolytic stove
  • Adaptable to almost any type of fan or can be used without
  • Creates local workforce opportunities and earnings
  • Recyclable
  • Scalable

Vetted Performance Status

Unknown

Safety

Unknown

Complementary Technical Systems

None. Each stove is designed for the region in which it is used.

Academic Research and References

Elizabeth, C (2012). Biochar characterization and engineering. Iowa State University. Digital Repository.

Self Sustaining Stovehubs. n.d. WorldStove.

Manufacturing. n.d. WorldStove.

A Man, a Stove, a Mission. 2010. The Charcoal Project. May 10, 2010.

Compliance with regulations

Unknown

Evaluation methods

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

Other Information

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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