Asrat and Helawi Engineering Partnership

Manufacturing clean cook stoves for household and commercial use.
2014 SEED Africa Award Winner Clean Energy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Asrat & Helawi Engineering Partnership manufactures cook stoves fuelled by wood, electricity, biogas and ethanol for mass production. Demand for electric and wood models currently exceeds production rates; due to these stoves, consumers are reducing fuel costs by 50 to 70%.

The enterprise wants to supply more of its clean cook stoves in rural areas and to institutions where demand is highest. New machinery will help it diversify and develop markets for its ethanol cook stoves.

Providing clean cook stoves generates immediate social and environmental benefits, particularly for women and children. Introducing clean cook stoves reduces fuel costs and significantly reduces indoor air pollution, which kills over 72,000 Ethiopians each year. Therefore they are more likely to have improved levels of nutrition and health.

Eco-Inclusive Impacts

Introducing clean cookstoves reduces fuel costs and significantly reduces indoor air pollution, which kills over 72,000 Ethiopians each year. They are more likely to have improved levels of nutrition and health.
  • Reducing the rates of respiratory diseases and deaths caused by indoor air pollution.
  • Improving families’ welfare by reducing cooking costs,making more money available for food and education.
  • Employing and training women potters to produce clay parts for cook stoves.
  • Reducing carbon emissions from cooking. A&H currently sells 20,000 cook stoves a year, which saves 7 million litres of kerosene and 18,000t of charcoal.
  • Protecting forests, as stoves reduce firewood consumption up to 70 %, saving 300kg of wood daily.
  • Creating five further direct jobs and 12 further indirect jobs in the network of independent retail outlets.
  • Sourcing materials such as sheet metal locally, thereby supporting local businesses and securing jobs.
  • Reducing the USD 8,000 spent by institutions annually on firewood.


This enterprise is supported through its partnerships with various stakeholders, ranging from national and international organisations, investors, research institutes, suppliers, governmental bodies, NGOs, other social and environmental enterprises and more.

Asrat & Helawi Engineering Partnership is a company that manufactures and sells different types of clean cook stoves.

The Energy and Resource Institute (TERI) of India is providing training and technical support particularly regarding the manufacture of gasifier stoves for households.

Gaia Association is providing assistance and support with the launch of new technologies such as ethanol burners and their applications.

The Horn of Africa Regional Environment Centre and Network promotes energyefficient forced draft cook stoves. It is helping the enterprise identify and procure new machinery.

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Hilawe Lakew Tesema
Yeka - Sub city, District no. 10
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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