Description of technology
What it is? ICS is a device that burns biomass with improved efficiency compared to traditional cooking stove. It is a proven Renewable Energy Technology used for cooking, space heating. It can be constructed and stalled locally by a trained technician known as Stove Master/Promoter. How does it work? Chemical energy of fuel wood is turned into heat energy by burning it. Where it can be used? All the geographical locations where renewable biomass is available. What expertise is required operating and maintaining? • A trained stove master/promoter teach user for operation and maintenance during construction. • Two time free after sales services provide by stove master/promoter
Specific Features
Rural households generally use traditional cooking stoves that consume high quantity of fuel wood, time and subject to health risks. Therefore installation of ICS reduces fuel wood consumption, saves time as well as reduces health hazards due to less emis
Keywords (maximum 5)
Combustion Chamber, Chimney, Chimney Outlet, Baffle, Potholes
Status of Technology
Fully Commercialized
Labour: Participation from households Gender related: Equal participation of male and female in the cooking activities Environmental: Reduce fuel wood consumption.

Areas of application/Business opportunities
Household level • Household cooking, Space heating. Business level • Running enterprises like tea shop, agro processing etc.
List of components used
Mud Brick, Metal Rods, Chimney, Chimney Outlet, Metal Plates.
Name of the component
Total area required (sqM)
1 sqM
Materials required for construction
Local materials like mud, cow dung, rice husk/jute, salt, sugar
Maintenance requirements
Frequent Chimney Cleaning
Labor cost
Nepali Rs. 500
Other costs
Nepali Rs. 200 (non local materials i.e. metal parts)
Nepali Rs. 100
Total investment
Nepali Rs. 800
Name of the organization
Alternative Energy Promotion Centre
Address/Zip code
PO Box: 14364, Kathmandu Khumaltar Height, Lalitpur, Nepal
+977-1-5539390, 5539391 Fax: +977-1-5542397