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
Distributors / Implementing Organizations
WorldStove sets up locally owned and operated stores in countries of need. Interview with WorldStove founder
It is mass produced and flat stacked for ease of transport.Interview with WorldStove founder
Intellectural Property 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
Thermal efficiency (%)
PM emissions (g/MJ delivered to pot)
CO emissions (g/MJ delivered to pot)
Time to boil (min/L)
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.
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
Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters
- 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
Vetted Performance Status
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.
Compliance with regulations
The company is certified as carbon negative and it gives away carbon offsets to the stove hubs in each region that distribute them.