Stage 5: Scaling
Our sales & distribution have historically been focused in Kenya, Somalia & Somaliland. With stable operations in east Africa markets, BURN is poised to expand to new markets and to increase the impact of its revolutionary cookstoves.
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Around 550,000 people die annually from respiratory diseases related to indoor cooking in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Nearly half of the deaths are among children under the age of 5. By 2050, 1.8 billion in SSA will cook with biomass. Urban reliance on charcoal will from 162 million to 352 million people in that time.
In SSA, approximately 90% of the rural households and 50% of urban households relies on wood and charcoal. 52% of SSA’s forest loss is caused by unsustainable biomass harvesting.
Burn Manufacturing Ltd. (“BURN”) is a leading developer, manufacturer, and distributor of clean cookstoves in sub-Saharan Africa. The current cookstove brands are Jikokoa, Jikokoa Xtra, and Kuniokoa, which include both charcoal and wood/biomass cookstoves. The company plans to expand its stove offerings in different fuels, such as liquid and electric cooking, and accessories to our current products.
Women are the primary beneficiaries of BURN’s stoves. BURN’s stoves decrease indoor air pollution by up to 90% compared to a three stone fire, and reduce time to boil by 60%, improving the health of women users and reducing time spent on cooking tasks. Positive impacts for women would be further extended with planned in-country assembly or manufacturing factories, in which case BURN would extend its current strategy of proactively seeking a high percentage of female employees.
Mission and Vision
Our goal is to provide affordable and clean cooking solutions to millions of households across sub-Saharan Africa and the rest of the world while creating sustainable jobs.
With DIV funding, BURN Manufacturing is expanding in East Africa, increasing its manufacturing capability in Kenya, and running an impact assessment to better understand the health and economic benefits of its products. It operates cleaner, faster, and at a roughly 30% lower cost than common charcoal stoves in East Africa.
How does your innovation work?
The FDS operates on pellets produced from low cost sustainable agricultural waste and wood sawdust. The FDS is a fan powered stove. The forced air from the fan results in excellent combustion, extremely high efficiency, and very low emissions. The fan is battery powered and the battery can be charged from a solar collector. The pay-as-you-go financing allows users to pay for the new stove and fuel together, at a cost less than they were previously paying for charcoal.
Through continuous R&D and a market-leading engineering team, we continue to develop the world’s most efficient cookstoves, which save families money, improve health outcomes, and reduce carbon emissions
Planned Goals and Milestones
As part of its strategic plan, BURN intends to proactively sell cookstoves in more African and global markets. BURN anticipates the ability to sell a total of between 250,000 and 500,000 cookstoves annually in Target Markets by 2021. These markets are also being considered for the potential installation of additional assembly and/or manufacturing capabilities to service their respective domestic market and other regional markets.
|New Implemented Countries||Nigeria, India, Zambia|