Extended Life Stove

Extended Life Stove

The Jikokoa was one of the first stoves the Burn Design Lab team worked on. This charcoal stove, designed for East Africa, reduces fuel consumption by more than 50% and reduces harmful emissions by more than 60% compared to traditional cooking methods. Over 450,000 Jikokoa charcoal stoves have been produced and sold by BDL local partner, Burn Manufacturing Co., a social venture company. The Jikokoa, currently in its 4th generation as the Jikokoa-Xtra, retails at about $40 and can save families up to $200 per year in fuel costs.

However, the stove has a limited lifespan due to severe temperature swings typically experienced by stoves that eventually cause the metal to fail. Now, thanks to a grant from the Grantham Foundation for the Protection of the Environment, we are working with BMC to double the life of the Jikokoa stove.

Project Goals

  • Increased durability (doubled lifetime)

  • Improved, temperature change-resistant material

  • Affordable

Partners & Sponsors

Burn Manufacturing Co.


Grantham Foundation for the Protection of the Environment


Curious about this project?

Browse our FAQs or contact us with your questions.

Want to see more projects like this?

Share or donate now to support our work saving the environment and empowering people in the developing world

Current Projects

Past Projects