Jiko Tosha

Why to choose this solution?
The multi-purpose fuel cooking stove (Jiko Tosha) is an improvement on the currently available rocket stoves that use single fuel energy that is either firewood or charcoal. It accommodates the use of several fuel forms i.e. Animal wastes, Firewood, Charcoal/Briquettes, sawdust, Biogas, and LPG in the same stove unit. Jiko Tosha stove was born out of shortcomings identified in the stoves existing in the market and its advantages are to reduce indoor emissions, provide a safe and healthy environment to the consumer and ensure the users have access to economical and affordable cooking product.
Savings per day or production:
Savings of about 70% of charcoal consumption per day for a normal family.
Cost in money and in own time to construct:
Costs KSH 5000 (About USD 50)
Not specified.
Maintenance needed:
F&M Industries does not have local technicians throughout Kenya. If a part of the stove breaks or gets damaged, it can be shipped to F&M manufacturing plant in Nairobi for repairs. To move the product from one place to the other, manufacturers use an existing local transport system. Replacement for all the components of the stove is available.
Resources needed in use:
Manufacturers specify this four-in-one clean energy stove was designed to use gas, charcoal briquettes, sawdust, or firewood as cooking fuels.
Problems and limits:
Safety concerns when using the product with biomass or charcoal as fuel are primarily related with harmful carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide and sulfur dioxide emissions; and when using the product with gas fuel is gas leaking. Another significant safety concern is domestic accidents such as accidental burning or spill-overs.
Where and how can you get it or make it?
The product is available at F& M industries along Lunga Lunga Rd, Industrial Area, Nairobi, Kenya. The users can purchase the product directly from the manufacturer and also buy online through the F & M industries website.
Skills needed to produce, install. maintenance, use:
The Jiko Tosha is manufactured in Kenya by a locally trained workforce. The manufacturing site consists of an assembly line and works on a batch production basis. Most of the parts are manufactured with power hand tools, welding machines, and a semi-manual pressing machine, except for the outer casing and combustion chamber that are manufactured using a sheet metal rolling machine. The use requires a short introduction.
How to use it:
Jiko Tosha when using gas- https://youtu.be/2TAnT8oeBDw and Jiko Tosha when using firewood-https://youtu.be/w_bziRiCx3o and Jiko Tosha when using charcoal briquettes-https://youtu.be/U8h42ZeHLgk
How to maintain it:
To be added
Climate effect (if any):
Testing carried out by the Kenya Industrial Research and Development Institute (KIRDI) on the stove performance CO2 emissions (g/MJ delivered to pot) determined that while using LPG as fuel the CO2 and PM emissions are very low( 0.38),but when using charcoal the emissions are average and fairly good ( 9.09)respectively.
Where it is used and how many users are there?
Used by households and institutions in rural and urban areas in Kenya. As of 2019, 1,100 units were distributed in Kenya.
Why is it successful?
Successful because it is four in one clean energy stove using gas, charcoal briquettes, sawdust and firewood hence not limited to one particular fuel type.This particular product is also famous for immense savings and higher efficiency.
If you can make it, a short description, typical problems, materials needed.:
The Jiko Tosha is a multi-fuel cookstove that has a design that integrates traditional components of a rocket stove with single-burner gas stove components. It includes rocket stove components such as an insulated combustion chamber, elevated steel grate, ash collector and cast iron pot support; and single-burner stove components such as an LP burner and LP regulator. The design also includes a stainless steel adaptable fuel bed for briquettes and charcoal. Specifications; Height: 30 cm Outside diameter: 26 cm, Weight: 5.807 kg.
How to make it (if possible):
https://youtu.be/FKLnsrWguvI (not perfect fil, just for illustration)
How is it delivered and by whom?
The product can be obtained directly from the manufacturer(F & M Industries) and it can be delivered to customers through courier service provided by F&M Industries Ltd. Users can also obtain the product from local Cooperative societies (SACCOS), through which they can repay the product in installments.
Successful financial model
Testing by organizations like Kenya Industrial Research and Development Institute (KIRDI), Training and Monetary support by Kenya Climate Innovation Center.
What policies and strategies helped the success?
Complies with the following cookstoves rating for the International Workshop Agreements as a streamlined process of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO):O Emissions: LPG (Tier 5), Charcoal (Tier 2) PM Emissions: LPG (Tier 4), Charcoal (Tier 3) Thermal Efficiency: LPG (Tier 5), Charcoal (Tier 3).
More info:
Read more: https://www.fmindustries.co.ke/index.php/homeup . F&M Industries Ltd is developing a bigger version of the Jiko Tosha named Biko Tosha Max, the aim of the design is to be better suited for institutional use.
F&M Industries Ltd Lunga Lunga Rd, Godown No. 105, Narobi http://jikotosha.co.ke/ Tel: 0720 338108
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SusWatch Kenya
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