Rocket Stoves


A rocket stove is an efficient cooking stove using small diameter wood fuel which is burned in a simple high-temperature combustion chamber containing an insulated vertical elbo which ensures complete combustion prior to the flames reaching the cooking surface.


A rocket stove achieves efficient combustion of the fuel at a high temperature by ensuring a good air draft into the fire, controlled use of fuel, complete combustion of volatiles, and efficient use of the resultant heat. It has been used for cooking purposes in many energy poor locales as well as for space and water heating.


BESC has developed a portable mud rocket stoves suitable for house hold use in Terai settlements. The sole purpose of this model is to cater the users who cook inside as well as outside their house.


Further, BESC has disseminated these newly developed portable mud rocket stoves in the labor settlement inside the Brick Kilns of Kathmandu Valley & Jhapa district as well as in Veneer Industry in Jhapa district. 


  • Low cost
  • Fuel efficient
  • Easy to transport
  • Locally builtable
  • Accepted technology, particularly in Terai