TLUD Champion

Paul Anderson

Designed by Dr. Paul Anderson, the TLUD Champion is a top-lit updraft and batch-loading stove that can be self-constructed.


Product description Brand name and product description

The TLUD Champion is a batch-loading, top-lit updraft stove originally designed in 2005 by Dr. Paul Anderson. Due to open source design and ease of local manufacturing, different versions of the TLUD champion are used in several countries. Four versions detailed by Dr. Anderson include a refugee stove which can be constructed using minimal tools and recycled materials found in refugee camps. The TLUD Champion can be scaled up based on demand and can operate with a variety of dry, solid biomass. In addition to cooking, the stove produces charcoal (biochar) as a byproduct and can create an economic opportunity for the user. TLUD Champion charcoal buyback programs have been successful in India.

Introduction video about the TLUD champion is available.


Target region(s) Target region for distribution/implementation (listed by country if specified)
Distributors/implementing organizations Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"
Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.

The TLUD Champion can be built with a variety of tools and materials, open source plans can be found here. The cookstove was also available through the NGO for 160 USD, as well as the social enterprise Servals for approximately 33 USD.

Competitive landscape Similar products available on the market. May not be a comprehensive listing.

Three stone fires and inefficient, traditional stoves, over 400 cookstoves in the Clean Cooking Catalog. and up to 14 cookstove models available in the E4C Solutions Library from which SeaChar Deluxe Estufa Finca Farm Stove and Mimi Moto are similar models.


SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

Goal 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.

Target user(s) Target user/consumer base (country, income segment)

Off-grid users relying on traditional cooking methods and seeking a cookstove with low emissions and the ability to produce biochar as an end product.

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