SeaChar Deluxe Estufa Finca Farm Stove

SeaChar

The Esufa Finca Farm Stove is a top-lit up draft (TLUD) micro-gasifier cookstove that can create biochar from a wide range of dry organic input materials. The biochar produced from the stove can be used as a soil amendment to increase soil health and improve agricultural yield. When used as a soil amendment, the biochar produced from the stove also acts to sequester carbon that would otherwise be released to the atmosphere. A promotional video highlights the stoves biochar applications during implementation with rural farmers in Costa Rica.

Product description

The Esufa Finca Farm Stove is a top-lit up draft (TLUD) micro-gasifier cookstove that can create biochar from a wide range of dry organic input materials. The biochar produced from the stove can be used as a soil amendment to increase soil health and improve agricultural yield. When used as a soil amendment, the biochar produced from the stove also acts to sequester carbon that would otherwise be released to the atmosphere. A promotional video highlights the stoves biochar applications during implementation with rural farmers in Costa Rica.

Target region(s)

Costa Rica, United States

Distributors/implementing organizations
Market suggested retail price

The Estufa Finca stove can be purchased through SeaChar or constructed from locally available materials. SeaChar suggests a 10 USD donation per stove when cookstoves are constructed from the open source design guide

Competitive landscape

There are hundreds of clean cookstoves. A list of nearly 300 is available in the Clean Cooking Catalog

Three stone fires and inefficient, traditional stoves.

Target user(s)

Originally developed for use by migrant farm workers cooking with open fires in Costa Rica, the stove has also proved to be a popular tool with US gardeners who want an environmentally responsible way to create biochar for building carbon in their soils.

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