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Regional Testing and Knowledge Centers

Regional Testing and Knowledge Centers (RTKCs) provide assurances on technology performance and quality for manufacturers, customers, and other stakeholders.

RTKCs also support local producers and manufacturers to improve products, communicate performance to customers, and provide training and other resources to catalyze stoves and fuels activities.

This list includes organizations that are focused on a cookstoves and fuels testing and/or design. Please contact the testing organizations directly about potential collaborations or to find out what testing services they may offer. The Clean Cooking Alliance (CCA) does not certify testing organizations and provides this list as information for our partners.

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A green dot indicates that this testing organization has a Conflict of Interest Policy and/or a Quality Assurance Information/ISO 17025 Certification is available to share upon request.

  • Conflict of Interest Policy – Describes an organization’s policies around technology neutrality and providing independent, third-party testing
  • ISO Efficiency and Emissions Testing – Refers to the use of the ISO Protocol 19867-1:2018 to test cookstoves for (1) efficiency and (2) carbon monoxide and PM2.5 emissions
NameCountryLocationPoint of ContactEmailConflict of Interest PolicyISO EfficiencyISO Emissions
Aprovecho Research Center United StatesCottage Grove, OregonSam
Asia Regional Cookstove Program (ARECOP) IndonesiaYogyakartaChristina Aristanti

Asian Institute of Technology
ThailandKhlong NuengNguyen Thi Kim

Bangladesh Council for Scientific and Industrial Research

Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology
BangladeshDhakaMd Mominur

Beijing University of Chemical Technology (BUCT)

Berkeley Air Monitoring Group United StatesBerkeleyMichael
Bioenergy Innovation and Assessment Laboratory (LINEB) MexicoMorelia, MichoacanVictor 
Bureau of Mines and Energy Improved Cooking Technology Program
HaitiPort au PrinceJean Robert

Burn Design Lab
United StatesVashon Island, WashingtonPaul
Centre d’Etudes et de Recherche sur les Energies Renouvelables Kitsisa-Khonde (CERERK)

Center for Studies and Research on Renewable Energies Kitsisa-Khonde
Congo, Democratic RepublicKinshasaAugustin Lomena
Centre for Integrated Research and Community Development Uganda (CIRCODU)
UgandaKampalaJoseph Arineitwe
Centre for Research in Energy and Energy Conservation (CREEC)
Centre for Rural Technology, Nepal (CRT/N)
NepalKathmanduGanesh Ram
Centre for Study and Research on Renewable Energy (CERER)
Centro de Pruebas de Cocinas (CPC), Stove Testing CenterBoliviaLa PazMarcelo
China Agricultural University (CAU)

Clarkson University
United StatesPotsdam, New YorkPhillip
Clean Cookstoves Development and Testing Center
Colorado State University
United StatesFort Collins, ColoradoChristian L'
Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)

Dili Institute of Technology (DIT)
Timor-LesteDiliLidio Inacio

GERES Biomass Energy Lab (G-BEL)
CambodiaPhnom PenhGuillaume
GIZ /EnDev Mozambique
MozambiqueRosario Loayza
GIZ Ethiopia

Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi (IIT-Delhi)
IndiaNew DelhiRajendra

Institute of Heating Technology and Industrial Ecology

Instituto de Investigacion e Innovación en Energías Renovables (UNICACH)
MexicoTuxtla Gutiérrez, ChiapasNeín Farrera Vá

Iowa State University
United StatesAmes, IowaMark

Kenya Industrial Research and Development Institute (KIRDI) Stove Testing Centre
Laboratorio de Certificación de Cocinas Mejoradas (SENCICO)
PeruLimaMaria Mercedes Vilcapoma
Laboratorios Ministerio de Energia y Minas de Guatemala
GuatemalaGuatemala CityMayra
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
United StatesBerkeley, CaliforniaAshok
Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Technology

Nyabyeya Forestry College

Renewable Energy Testing Station

SNV Netherlands Development Organisation
Congo, Democratic RepublicKinshasaXavier

Solar Cookers International
United StatesSacramento, CaliforniaCaitlyn
Sustainable energy Technology and Research Centre (SeTAR)
South AfricaJohannesburgHarold

Technology Consultancy Centre, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST)
GhanaKumasiMichael Kweku
The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)
IndiaNew DelhiPerumal

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
United StatesResearch Triangle Park, North CarolinaJim
University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign
United StatesUrbana Champaign, illinoisTami

University of Nairobi
KenyaNairobiJacob Kithinji

University of Nigeria NigeriaNsukkaCosmos

University of the Philippines Diliman
PhilippinesQuezon CityMylene G.
University of Washington Clean Cookstoves Lab
United StatesSeattle, WashingtonJonathan
Zamorano University Improved Stove Certification Center
HondurasTegucigalpaVictoria Alejandra Cortes Matamoros