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BURN Launches its First Clean Cooking Assembly Plant in Nigeria

BURN Manufacturing Ltd, a world-renowned player in clean cookstove manufacturing, distribution, and carbon project development, and a member of the Nigerian Alliance for Clean Cooking unveiled its first assembly plant in Kano, Nigeria on June 12, 2024. This landmark move marks a significant step in ...roviding sustainable cooking solutions to Nigerian households.

Since entering the Nigerian market in 2018, BURN has sold about 450,000 highly efficient biomass and LPG cooking appliances, positively impacting over 23.1 million lives. The new 3,700 m² factory in Kano, employing over 700 people (half of whom are women), currently produces 40,000 cooking appliances monthly, with plans to scale up to 100,000 units per month by the end of the year and a million units per month by 2025.

Etulan Ikpoki, BURN’s Country Manager for Nigeria, says, "This new assembly plant reinforces our commitment to expanding our operations in Nigeria. By year-end, we aim to meet the increasing demand for clean cooking solutions with a production target of 100,000 units per month" she enthusiastically expressed.

BURN's innovative approach leverages carbon financing to make its clean cooking appliances affordable. Since its founding in 2011, BURN has transformed the lives of approximately 25.1 million people by manufacturing and distributing over 4.5 million clean cookstoves, preventing an estimated 21.7 million tons of CO2 from entering the atmosphere. BURN’s ECOA range includes biomass, LPG, ethanol, electric stoves, and cookware, intending to reach every Nigerian household.

The new assembly plant is set to accelerate access to clean cooking appliances, driving environmental sustainability and economic growth in Nigeria.



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