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Berkeley-Darfur Stove V.14
Berkeley-Darfur Stove V.14
Manufacturer

The Berkeley-Darfur Stove is an advanced, high quality, metal (steel), fuel-efficient wood and biomass burning stove. It is mass-produced through high quality control procedures during manufacture and assembly. These measures are taken to keep costs down and to maintain optimal stove dimensions. As a result, this stove performs more consistently, transfers heat more efficiently and has a longer product life than the much cheaper improved mud stoves that dominate the market in Africa. The stove is manufactured in a flat-kit in India and then shipped for assembly to any country.

IWA tiers of performance
Show subtiers
1
Emissions
2
Efficiency
1
Indoor emissions
unrated
Safety
Information for consumers
Maximum pot capacity
15 L
Approximate lifetime
5 years
People fed per meal
4-10
Pot type accommodated
(Flat bottom/Round bottom)
Both
Countries deployed
Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, India, Kenya, Nepal, Sudan, Uganda
Common foods cooked
Rice, beans, banana, potatoes, meat, porridge, sauces, flat bread tea/coffee
Manufacturer's warranty available?
Yes
Warranty details
The stove will be replaced in case of manufacturing fault within the first year of use. Stoves damaged by poor handling and use cannot be repaired or replaced by this warranty. After 1 year, stoves may still be repaired for a fee.
General information
Manufactured in
India
Suggested retail price
USD 25-35
Availability
On the market
Dimensions (l/w/h)
370/380/310 mm
Weight
4.5 kg
Shipping dimensions
not available
Shipping weight
not available
Local assembly possible?
Yes
Materials needed for local assembly
rivet guns pliers bending tools
Includes instructions?
Yes
Instruction details
Assembly manual available in English and with photos of the processes is given to partners doing assembly. Additionally, Potential Energy gives live training and 24-hour support to partners worldwide. The stove comes with a user guide and with photos of the process of lighting, cooking and cleaning, safety recommendations and terms of the guarantee.
Other information
2 year warranty and 30 day customer satisfaction guarantee. Ashtray and cooking meshes available at an additional cost
Characteristics
Non-traditional, Pot skirt, Sunken pot, Multiple burners, Rocket, Portable, Household
Fuels
Briquettes, Wood
Materials
Metal
Performance details
IWA emissions  
Metric Min value Max value Number of tests
IWA high power CO 5.175 g/MJ-del 8.215 g/MJ-del 2
IWA high power PM 276.5 mg/MJ-del 611.0 mg/MJ-del 2
IWA low power CO 0.075 g/min/L 0.096 g/min/L 2
IWA low power PM 3.367 mg/min/L 5.9 mg/min/L 2
IWA efficiency  
Metric Min value Max value Number of tests
IWA high power thermal efficiency 14.0 % 37.4 % 3
IWA low power specific consumption 0.028 MJ/min/L 0.032 MJ/min/L 2
IWA indoor emissions  
Metric Min value Max value Number of tests
IWA CO 0.357 g/min 0.511 g/min 2
IWA PM 17.617 mg/min 34.75 mg/min 2
Efficiency, energy consumption and fuel use
Metric Min value Max value Number of tests
Cold start thermal efficiency 15.8 % 36.1 % 3
Hot start thermal efficiency 14.0 % 39.2 % 3
Fuel consumed 121.0 g/task 124.0 g/task 2
Output
Metric Min value Max value Number of tests
Cold start firepower 2667.0 W 2668.0 W 2
Hot start firepower 3165.0 W 3216.0 W 2
Simmer firepower 1930.0 W 2194.0 W 2
Mean time to boil 16.6 min 35.1 min 3
Emissions
Metric Min value Max value Number of tests
BC emissions factor (2) 1.5 g/kg fuel 1.5 g/kg fuel 1
PM2.5 emissions factor (2) 2.0725 g/kg fuel 4.25 g/kg fuel 3
CO emissions factor (2) 42.0 g/kg fuel 63.875 g/kg fuel 3
CH4 emissions factor (2) 0.96955 g/kg fuel 1.87075 g/kg fuel 2
PM2.5 emissions rate 17.90921753 mg/min 35.00824315 mg/min 2
CO emissions rate 0.357 g/min 0.511 g/min 2
CCT/UCT metrics
Metric Min value Max value Number of tests
Specific consumption savings from baseline 13.0 % 13.0 % 1
Time to cook food 85.0 min 85.0 min 1