Updated Sep 23, 2018

Powerstove

Powerstove is first clean cookstove with self-powered cloud-based monitoring technology, uses 70% less biomass pellets to generate off-grid electricity and cook foods 5x faster from a sustainable and cheaper water resistant Powerstove Biomass Pellets

http://www.powerstove.com.ng/
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Snapshot

Stage 4: Transition to Scale

Powerstove began with version 1.0 and currently in Version 3.0 which has passed alpha/beta testing from 98 different households. The product is market ready, although productions are still below user demands we expect more funds for the new factory.

Focus Areas:

Biomass/BioFuel, Clean Cooking and Climate Change and Resilience

Biomass/BioFuel, Clean Cooking and Climate Change and ResilienceSEE LESS

Implemented In:

Nigeria

NigeriaSEE LESS

1
Country Implemented In
500
Customers
9
Employee
$120,000
Funds Raised to Date

Problem

3 billion people burn biomass like charcoal and firewood inside their homes on local traditional cookstoves to prepare their food each day. This practice harms the families who live in these households and our planet as a whole. This leads to 4 million deaths mostly women and children from illnesses attributable to household air pollution. Black carbon (BC) is the second largest contributor to global warming and emissions from traditional cook stoves are a significant global source of BC.

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Solution

Powerstove brings smoke-free and off-grid electricity to those who need it by burning 70% less fuel and then the TEG device converts the heat energy to electricity as a source of power to charge phones, power LED bulbs using the built-in USB and DC port providing a convenient source of electricity in remote areas. With its built-in IoT system, Lithium battery and 4 speed fan, it speeds up cooking time, uses much less fuel, lowers carbon emissions and allows monitoring over a cloud server.

Target Beneficiaries

Rural and urban households, roadside restaurants and eateries, schools and refugee camps

Mission and Vision

OUR VISION IS A WORLD WITHOUT DANGEROUS INDOOR HOUSEHOLD COOKSMOKE.OUR MISSION IS TO ENABLE CLEAN COOKING AND SUSTAINABLE ENERGY FOR ALL.

Innovation Description

Powerstove is a smokeless biomass cookstove that brings off-grid electricity to those who need it. It burns any biomass and then the TEG device converts the heat energy to electricity as a source of power to charge phones, LED lights, TV and radio using the built-in USB and DC port as a convenient source of electricity in remote areas

Powerstove has been designed to use up to 70% less fuel and its built-in battery and four speed fan, speeds up cooking time, using less fuel and lowers carbon emissions. The fan blows oxygen into the chamber and within 2 minutes, the fires temperature reaches approximately 1000°C/1832°F, causing the biomass to gasify, and cook 1 liter of water in 3 minutes.

Also, Powerstove is fitted with a cloud-based remote monitoring system for improved cookstoves in rural households.Designed for robust, uninterrupted performance in remote conditions. The Powerstove continuously uploads data on cooking events in a home, giving stakeholders access to use measurements in near real time, without additional field visits. The data is immediately viewable on the Powerstove dashboard, which shows a single day of cooking for a single household, the amount of Co2, biomass, Black Carbon saved, the total kilowatt of electricity generated and most especially allows us to offer Pay-As-You-Use finance model. Powerstove allows users to receive cash payments for their measured use of improved cookstoves and carbon mitigation.

Competitive Advantage

Competitive advantage of Powerstove apart being smokeless and saves 70% less fuel, uses cutting-edge climate science together with a wireless sensors to provide almost real time data and help rural women with access to results-based financing for their climate stewardship. The heat sensors placed on the Powerstoves detects and uploads data on cooking events on the clean cookstove. The women then received usage-based deposits to their bank accounts based on the carbon emissions they prevented (or “mitigated”) by cooking on the Powerstove.

Also Powerstove, impacts on 6 out of 17 SDG namely: Goal 1: No Poverty, Goal 3: Good Health and Well-being, Goal 5: Gender Equality, Goal 7: Affordable and Clean Energy, Goal 13: Climate Action and finally Goal 15: Life on Land. Powerstove remains the only clean cookstove available with built-in System Control Unit that allows users to monitor and control the stove over Wifi, GPRS or SMS.

Planned Goals and Milestones

Scaling our technology across Nigeria and Sub Saharan Africa
Funding Goal500,000
New Implemented CountriesGhana, Kenya, India, Tanzania, South Africa
Recruit2 Management, 2 Board Members
New FeatureCreate a simple, robust and affordable clean cookstove that will provide all energy needs of a household - cooking and electricity

Milestones

Sep 2018
Jul 2018
Funds RaisedPENDING
$25,000
May 2018
Recognition
The world’s rendezvous for startups & leaders MAY 24-26, 2018 PARIS
Jan 2018
Recognition
START UP OF THE YEAR AWARD ENERGY CATEGORY
Nov 2017
Recognition
Africa Technology Foundation Wild Card Impact Award
Date Unknown
New Country
Nigeria