Greenway Grameen Infra has developed an efficient biomass cook stove that delivers cleaner combustion than traditional stoves or open fires, reducing indoor emissions and household costs.

The Greenway Smart Stove is a user co-created biomass stove that delivers 65% fuel savings and 70% smoke reduction and works with any solid biomass fuel. Over 3 billion people worldwide, including 68% of India’s population, still cook daily meals on inefficient traditional mud stoves or indoor open fires.

This stove employs a patent-pending air-flow generator that creates a cleaner combustion process without any moving or motorized parts. The unit retails for $23. According to the company, usage of the stove can prevent the release of 1.8 tons of greenhouse gas emissions annually, while reducing household air pollution levels to those deemed safe by the World Health Organization.

Design for sustainability should be driven by actual users.

Ankit Mathur – CTO, Greenway Grameen Infra

Why you should care

Firewood savings resulting from greater burning efficiencies mean that the stove pays for itself in just 14 weeks, and also reduces the pressure on local forests.

How the Global Goals are addressed

Good health and well-being

Emissions from traditional cook stoves are responsible for four million premature deaths annually, according to the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves.

Gender equality

Greenway requires the manufacturer to employ at least 25% female staff on the stove work. This commitment has significantly expanded the employment of women in assembly and packing.

Climate action

According to the company, a Greenway Smart Stove mitigates 1.8 tons of GHG emissions annually. This contributes positively to climate action and promotes good practice.

Life on land

The Greenway Smart Stove uses 65% less fuel than traditional mud stoves, according to the company, reducing pressure on forest stocks.