StoveTec Humanitarian Projects

Aprovecho Research Center (ARC)

We Actively Support Humanitarian Projects with Aprovecho Research Center

For over 30 years, Aprovecho Research Center (ARC) consultants have been designing and implementing improved biomass cooking and heating technologies in more than 60 countries worldwide. ARC was formally established in 1976, and is dedicated to researching, developing and disseminating clean cookstove technologies for meeting the basic needs of refugees, impoverished people, and communities in the developing world. For decades, ARC has been the world’s leader in open source development of all aspects of improved cooking stoves.


GTZ ProBEC, a division of GTZ, has partnered with StoveTec to distribute our stoves on a large-scale basis in Southern Africa.

Their Motto:
All population should be able to satisfy their energy needs in an affordable and sustainable manner.

Our Contribution to Humanitarian Efforts

StoveTec Stoves replace dirty, polluting unimproved stoves and open fires, saving 40 to 50 percent of fuel and reducing 55 to 70 percent of harmful emissions. StoveTec has shipped over 70,000 stoves internationally over the past two years to countries including:

India                                   Madagascar                         Tanzania

South Africa                     Chile                                       The Marshall Islands

Uganda                             Argentina                              Haiti