The SCODE SP-FL Concrete Body is a non-portable micro gasifier stove with a Whytheat K refractory chamber developed by Sustainable Community Development Services (SCODE). The stove uses a low power fan to burn any kind of biomass smokelessly.
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Distributors / Implementing Organizations
The SCODE SP-FL Concrete Body is mass produced with SCODE´s input and is manufactured in regard to specifications provided by the Kenyan Bureau of Standards. SCODE’s warehouse in Nakuru fabricates the metal casing for the stoves whilst the ceramic components are sourced from Muranga. Per month the warehouse has a production capacity of 600 cookstoves.
Intellectural Property Type
User Provision Model
Users can obtain the product directly from the manufacturers or through retailers, commision and awareness agents.
Distributions to Date Status
Exact number unknown. However, SCODE has distributed more than 50,000 cookstoves since 2013 between their different models.
Charcoal, coal, crop residues, dung, wood
Flat bottom and round bottom
Thermal efficiency (%)
PM emissions (g/MJ delivered to pot)
CO emissions (g/MJ delivered to pot)
Time to boil (min/L)
Cold start: 23.0
Hot start: 11.67
The SCODE SP-Fl Concrete Body is a non-portable side feed forced draft micro gasifier cookstove and it's design is composed of a Whytheat K refractory cement combustion chamber and a 32 cfm low power fan with a regulator. Specifications: Maximum Pot Capacity: 40 L Dimmensions (l/w/h): 360/300/240 mm
Provided by SCODE or local trained builders.
Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters
Manufacturers specify multiple fuel usage, low consuming fan, savings up to 50% of fuelwood, reduction by 60% of smoke emmissions, easy to light, faster cooking than normal stoves and is long lasting as their performance targets.
Vetted Performance Status
The safety concerns associated with the usage of wood-burning cookstoves are primarily related with carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide and sulfur dioxide emissions. Another significant safety concern is domestic accidents such as accidental burning or spill-overs.
Complementary Technical Systems
Due to the fact that the SCODE SP-FL requires a low power fan to assist with the combustion, an external power source is required. A solar panel or any other source of electricity can be installed to power the fan.
Academic Research and References
(2017). Advanced Biomass Cookstove Distribution. USAID & Winrock International
Johnson, O., Wanjiry, H., Muhoza, C., Lambe, F., Jürisoo, M., Amatayakul, W., & Chanevoy, A. (2015) From Theory to Practice of Change: Lessons from SNV’s Improved Cookstoves and Fuel Projects in Cambodia, Kenya, Nepal and Rwanda. Stockholm Environment Institute
Compliance with regulations
Complies with the following cookstoves rating for the International Workshop Agreements as a streamlined process of the International Organization for Standarization (ISO) Tier 2 for efficiency.
SCODE has two key programmes: Renewable energy technologies programme; and Sustainable Land Use Management. Apart from their work in cookstoves production they also promote the implementation of Biogas/Bio-latrines and solar (PV and Thermal) energy.