The Jiko Poa is a Kenan produced stove that uses a ceramic core and sheet metal body. The $15 stove is designed to be manufactured within the community where they are distributed to multiply the economic benefits. While other stove makers have struggled to get viable local manufacturing operations going, Burn Design Lab and The Paradigm Project are looking locally to produce and sell one million of these stove in the next decade.
The newly unveiled BioLite HomeStove makes a leap in usability by brilliantly incorporating a small thermoelectric module that is activated by the heat. A small fan helps improve combustibility and reduces smoke emissions by an astounding 95 percent. A USB charging port is also incorporated to charge cell phones and utilitarian devices like LED lights. Undergoing field tests now, the stove will be available in April 2012. With billions of people in need, it can’t be soon enough.