Biomass Technologies

Biomass Technologies

Biomass cookstove design for all

Reaching 400 million Indians with clean cooking solutions is a complex interplay between global issues and local needs. And TIDE’s learning that if local needs (convenience, speed, safety, health, affordability) are not completely addressed, global issues will not be addressed. In response to this need, TIDE has developed and adopted a multi- pronged, participatory, innovation led approach in cook stoves which looks at

  • Technology
  • Economics
  • Health
  • Societal–gender
  • Environment
  • A strategy to demonstrate user acceptance of a technology / product and
  • A dissemination methodology that is culturally receptive, replicable, scalable and commercially viable

TIDE developed cook stoves are in the broad categories of:

  • On site constructed mud stoves – through women’s entrepreneurship bringing about social and economic transformation
  • Factory fabricated Pyro stoves – through market driven strategy by our partner Sustaintech Pvt Ltd
  • Dissemination of cutting edge technology Agnisakshi and AgniMithra stoves developed by FEAST

Achievements in 2019-20

1681 smokeless Household stoves.

369 Fuel efficient Commercial stoves.

628 MT Fuel saved due to efficient stoves.

4 products designed in-house

Dissemination of Biomass cook stoves


Ongoing Projects

Completed Projects


ADATS got in touch with TIDE after seeing an article on TIDE’s stove dissemination program in Siddlaghatta. We initiated a pilot in Bagepalli region with Agni Saki Perlite stoves disseminated by TIDE. Based on feedback from the field, TIDE worked with FEAST and introduced a new model. This model addressed technical issues and met expectations on user comfort and aesthetics. 25 stoves (with solar power for FD fans) distributed. This has benefited women who don't have LPG or biogas connections. We were impressed by how TIDE effectively bridged technology and user requirements. They truly bridge lab and land.
Mario Esteves Asst. Project Director, ADATS
Oxfam India is associated with TIDE to promote biomass-based cooking in tribal villages inside forest geographies. TIDE is extremely proficient and helpful on every aspect of work, from field assessment to execution. It was a pleasure working with them.
Rajita Kurup Program Coordinator – Energy & Climate Justice, OXFAM
Seeing the work TIDE is doing at WTP makes me proud to be interning with them. Lives are being systematically improved, sustainability initiatives advanced, and all the while the work is done with an infectious positivity that inspires you to keep going.
Brendan Koors Intern from University of Dayton