Test result: BioLite HomeStove
Water boiling test (WBT)
Stove and fuel
Stove characteristics
Fan, Thermoelectric generator, Non-traditional, Household, Portable, Side-feed, Pot skirt
Fuel type
Wood
Fuel description
Red Oak, average moisture content 8.4%, dimensions: 2 x 2 x 36 cm
Fuel moisture content
8.4%
Fuel net calorific value
not available
Test information
Test details
WBT Version 4.2.3
Testing organization
Reporting type
Third party
Country
United States
Year performed
2015
Test environment
Lab
Altitude
not available
Number of replicate tests
not available
Source information
Citation
not available
Source data
Test result IWA tiers of performance
Show subtiers
3
Emissions
2
Efficiency
2
Indoor emissions
unrated
Safety
Performance metrics
IWA emissions  
Metric Value SD (σ) Cv
IWA high power CO 1.0 g/MJ-del
IWA high power PM 155.0 mg/MJ-del
IWA low power CO 0.07 g/min/L
IWA low power PM 1.4 mg/min/L
IWA efficiency  
Metric Value SD (σ) Cv
IWA high power thermal efficiency 33.0%
IWA low power specific consumption 0.027 MJ/min/L
IWA indoor emissions  
Metric Value SD (σ) Cv
IWA high power indoor CO 0.07 g/min
IWA low power indoor CO 0.28 g/min
IWA high power indoor PM 12.3 mg/min
IWA low power indoor PM 6.0 mg/min
Efficiency, energy consumption and fuel use
Metric Value SD (σ) Cv
Temp-corrected specific consumption cold start 69.7 g/L
Temp-corrected specific energy cons cold start 1277.0 kJ/L
Burning rate cold start 11.7 g/min
Burning rate hot start 14.3 g/min
Burning rate simmer 6.4 g/min
Output
Metric Value SD (σ) Cv
Cold start firepower 1313.0 W
Emissions
Metric Value SD (σ) Cv
EC emissions factor (2) 0.5176 g/kg fuel
CH4 emissions factor (2) 0.12 g/kg fuel
BC emissions factor (2) 0.557 g/kg fuel
CO emissions factor (2) 4.72 g/kg fuel
OC emissions factor (2) 0.196 g/kg fuel
PM2.5 emissions factor (2) 0.566 g/kg fuel
CO2 emissions factor (2) 1213.0 g/kg fuel