Updated on October 24, 2018


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.  

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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

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

Patent Protected

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


Pot type


Thermal efficiency (%)


PM emissions (g/MJ delivered to pot)


CO emissions (g/MJ delivered to pot)


Time to boil (min/L)


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

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


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




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


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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