Montals F2-m Biogas Stove
A single-burner biogas stove that can be powered by biogas or liquefied petroleum gas (LPG)
Countries: Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Togo.
50-55 USD Interview with representative
Goal 7: Affordable and clean energy
Individuals, households and private sector businesses with access to biogas.
This product is mass produced in Kumasi, Ghana by Montals Engineering. Approximately 1,000 stoves are manufactured monthly.
Users can obtain the product through Montals Engineering.
As of June 2016, over 2,000,000 stoves have been distributed. The 2 million stoves distributed reflect stove sales to users intending on utilizing only LPG, only biogas or both biogas and LPG as fuel. Interview with representative
What fuel type the stoves uses
Does the stove have a chimney?
Whether the stove is forced draft or passive
What pot type(s) the stove can accommodate
The capacity of the pot the stove can accommodate
The efficiency in terms of heat delivered to pot compared to overall heat produced through combustion
PM2.5 emissions of the stove per MJ
CO emissions of the stove per MJ
The amount of time it takes to bring a specified amount of water to boil
The dimensions of the stove are 560 mm x 560 mm x 360 mm with a weight of 10.1 kg. Assembly can be done locally, requiring only a spanner and screw driver after initial manufacturing in Ghana.
Technical support provided by the manufacturer, Montals Engineering.
The burner within the stove body requires replacing over the lifetime of the stove. Interview with representative
This product has a warranty of 6 months and a lifetime of 4 years. Interview with representative
Designer specified performance targets include the reduction of carbon monoxide emissions (PPM) and high thermal efficiency.
The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research in Ghana verified the following: thermal efficiency, emissions (including carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide and particulate matter), energy consumption rate, and firepower.
The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research in Ghana and the PUM Netherlands Senior Experts conducted technical performance tests.
Be sure to use a flame arrestor to prevent upstream flame propagation.
Montals Engineering’s product line also includes the Munt G1 three burner biogas stove and a two burner biogas stove. Other technical systems to be used with the stove include varying types of biodigesters and scrubbing systems.
Vianello, M., 2016, A Review of Cooking Systems for Humanitarian Settings, Toolkit for the Moving Energy Initiative. Energy, Environment and Resources Department.
Montals Engineering is progressing toward complying with Indian biogas regulations.
This product has been evaluated for carbon monoxide emissions (PPM), flue temperature, thermal efficiency and time to boil.
Montals Engineering manufacturers stoves for both LPG and biogas. Montals biogas stoves are also compatible with LPG if needed.
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