BURN Manufacturing designs, manufactures and distributes the best-selling, most fuel efficient, and most durable biomass cookstoves in Africa. It manufactures all of its products in sub-Saharan Africa’s only state-of-the-art, solar-powered cookstove manufacturing facility.
Purpose of the partnership and ELAN
BURN began operations in DRC in 2018 upon receiving support from ÉLAN. DRC loses 1,200 square miles of forest annually, and families spend an average of $250 per year on charcoal. BURN’s flagship product, the Jikokoa charcoal stove, reduces charcoal use and expenditure by 70% over the traditional stove, saving families $175 per year.
With ÉLAN supporting marketing and logistics for BURN’s DRC operations, BURN has established distribution in Kinshasa, Lubumbashi, Goma and Bukavu, and is on track to sell over 10,000 cookstoves by the end of 2018.