Project Overview

Partner Overview

224M people live in Nigeria, of which 83% lack access to clean cooking – often cooking instead on open fires inside the home. 132K deaths each year are attributable to household air pollution in Nigeria. Furthermore, 5% of Nigeria’s forest cover was deforested between 2010-15, partly driven by charcoal usage.

Clean cooking devices are out of reach for many because 31% of the population live on less than $2.15 a day. To increase accessibility, carbon finance provided by Key Carbon has allowed clean cookstoves to be distributed at a subsidized price, enabling access to Nigerian families who otherwise could not afford them.

BURN’s Jikokoa stoves are the world’s most fuel-efficient charcoal stoves (72% thermal efficiency) and result in a ~85% reduction in indoor air pollution and 40-65% reduction in fuel consumption compared to traditional charcoal stoves. This means improved health outcomes, reduced deforestation and significant household financial savings. The cooking time saved has a disproportional impact on the livelihoods of women.

The project’s carbon credits and impact on 8 SDGs have been verified by Gold Standard. The project is financed by Key Carbon and operated by BURN Manufacturing, the world’s leading clean cooking company.

Your Impacts
Your Impacts

Each carbon credit you purchase represents a tonne of avoided carbon dioxide equivalent emissions (CO2e), as certified by Gold Standard. 1CO2e is the equivalent of 2,558 miles driven by an average gasoline-powered passenger vehicle, according to the EPA.

Each carbon credit also represents a quantified and verified positive impact on 8 SDGs.

The overall estimated impacts of the project over its lifetime (2021-34) is shown here in numbers.

Project Operator

Founded in 2011, BURN was created to save forests by revolutionizing the cookstove sector. The company has made and distributed 4.5 million clean cookstoves, transforming the lives of over 25 million people and preventing over 21 million tons of CO2 from entering the atmosphere. BURN is headquartered in Kenya and operates the only modern cookstove manufacturing facility in Nigeria.

BURN won the Environmental Finance “Best Project Developer, Energy Efficiency 2023” award. BURN’s impact has been independently verified by Giving Green, University of Pennsylvania (Wharton), University of Chicago and Yunus Social Business.

Our BURN partnership

Support this Project

You can support this project by purchasing carbon credits. You can purchase them today directly from the Gold Standard Marketplace here; for larger purchases or to arrange multi-year offtake agreements please get in touch.

"Switching to the Jikokoa was a choice that has not only saved me money but has brought joy and efficiency to my kitchen. As a mother, every minute counts. I strive to provide my family with nutritious meals while ensuring my children get to school on time."
Alaya Oluwakemi

Kwara State, Nigeria

"The Jikokoa is my favorite kitchen companion. It's more than just a cooking tool; it's become a game-changer in my kitchen routine. The best part? It's a time and money saver. Cooking is way quicker, and I've noticed a nice chunk of savings too."
Habiba Muhammad

Kano State, Nigeria

Awards and Recognitions
Bloomberg New Energy Finance Award
Bloomberg New Energy Finance Award
Ashden Clean Energy for Women and Girls Award
Ashden Clean Energy for Women and Girls Award
Global LEAP Affordability Award:
Global LEAP Affordability Award:
Recognition as a Million Lives Club member
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