EzyStove is a revolutionary wood-burning stove that is cheap, easy to produce and extremely fuel-efficient. Developed to address the needs of emerging market users, EzyStove replaces open fire cooking with a safe, healthy alternative. An EzyStove can reduce the amount of wood required to cook a meal by 40% to 60%, saving customer’s time, money and greatly reducing the environmental impact of cooking. EzyStove is also designed to be locally assembled without tools, creating jobs and reducing the cost of transportation into rural areas by factor 5.
The EzyStove consists of a fire chamber that is fitted into a metal pot support frame. The fire chamber and pot support frame are designed as a 2-part system with the fire chamber lasting 2-3 years and the pot support frame lasting up to 10 years. As the fire chamber begins to wear out, a replacement fire chamber can be purchased and fitted inside the frame by the customer within seconds, reducing the replacement cost of a new stove by 50% or more.
EzyStove decreases deforestation, improves the health of women and children, creates local jobs and drastically reduces carbon dioxide emissions.
Background Information and Social Impact
Of the 4 billion people at the base of the economic pyramid, more than 3 billion still cook every meal over an open fire, resulting in devastating effects to the environment and the health of women and children. In addition, more than 90% of energy consumption in rural Africa is wood or other biomass. With 30 to 35% of the income, energy ranks third in household expenditures, trailing only food and housing.
A well-designed efficient wood or charcoal-burning stove will reduce the fuel used in cooking by 40 to 50%. On average, over its lifetime an efficient stove like this will also save…
- 33 trees
- 1300 hours collecting wood.
- 280 USD in HH income from reduced fuel costs.
- Reduce particle emissions by up to 70%
In addition, that same stove will produce 10 to 15 tonnes of carbon offsets over its lifespan, providing an extra economic engine to grow the local distribution business profitability.