Connect With Testing 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 Alliance does not certify testing organizations and provides this list as information for our partners.

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NameCountryLocationPoint of ContactEmailConflict of Interest PolicyQuality Assurance
Aprovecho Research Center United States Cottage Grove, Oregon Dean Still
Asia Regional Cookstove Program (ARECOP) Indonesia Yogyakarta Christina Aristanti Tjondroputro
Asian Institute of Technology Thailand Khlong Nueng Nguyen Thi Kim Oanh
Bangladesh Council for Scientific and Industrial Research Bangladesh Dhaka Mohammad Rouf
Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology Bangladesh Dhaka Md Mominur Rahman
Beijing University of Chemical Technology (BUCT) China Beijing Guangging Liu
Berkeley Air Monitoring Group United States Berkeley David Pennise
Bureau of Mines and Energy Improved Cooking Technology Program Haiti Port au Prince Jean Robert Altidor
Burn Design Lab United States Vashon Island, Washington Paul Means
Centre for Integrated Research and Community Development Uganda (CIRCODU) Uganda Kampala Joseph Arineitwe Ndemere
Centre for Research in Energy and Energy Conservation (CREEC) Uganda Kampala Agnes Naluwagga
Centre for Rural Technology, Nepal (CRT/N) Nepal Kathmandu Ganesh Ram Shrestha
Centre for Studies and Research on Renewable Energy Kitsisa Khonde (CERERK) Congo, Democratic Republic Kinshasa Oscar Mulumba
China Agricultural University (CAU) China Beijing Yuguang Zhou
Clarkson University United States Potsdam, New York Phillip Hopke
Clean Cookstoves Development and Testing Center Nigeria Afikpo Okechukwu Ugwu
Colorado State University United States Fort Collins, Colorado John Mizia
Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Ghana Accra Gabriel Nii Laryea
Dili Institute of Technology (DIT) Timor-Leste Dili Lidio Inacio Freitas
GERES Biomass Energy Lab (G-BEL) Cambodia Phnom Penh Guillaume Monceaux
GIZ /EnDev Mozambique Mozambique Rosario Loayza Cortez
GIZ Ethiopia Ethiopia Alemayehu Zeleke
Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi (IIT-Delhi) India New Delhi Rajendra Prasad
Institute of Heating Technology and Industrial Ecology Mongolia Ulaanbaatar B. Jargalsaikhan
Iowa State University United States Ames, Iowa Mark Bryden
Kenya Industrial Research and Development Institute (KIRDI) Stove Testing Centre Kenya Nairobi Nathan Bogonko
Laboratorio de Certificación de Cocinas Mejoradas (SENCICO) Peru Lima Maria Mercedes Vilcapoma Sarmiento
Laboratorios Ministerio de Energia y Minas de Guatemala Guatemala Guatemala City Mayra Villatoro
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory United States Berkeley, California Ashok Gadgil
Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Technology Tanzania Arusha K.N. Njau
Nyabyeya Forestry College Uganda Masindi Jackson Mutegeki
Renewable Energy Testing Station Nepal Kathmandu Roshan Parajuli
SNV Netherlands Development Organisation Congo, Democratic Republic Kinshasa Xavier Castellvi
Stove Testing Center Bolivia La Paz Marcelo Gorrity
Sustainable energy Technology and Research Centre (SeTAR) South Africa Johannesburg Harold Annegarn
Technology Consultancy Centre, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) Ghana Kumasi Michael Kweku Commeh
The Centre for Study and Research on Renewable Energy (CERER) Senegal Dakar Issakha Youm
The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) India New Delhi Perumal Raman
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency United States Research Triangle Park, North Carolina Jim Jetter
Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, (UNAM), Laboratorio de Estufas Mejoradas (LEM-CiEco) Mexico Morelia, Michoacan Victor Ruiz
University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign United States Urbana Champaign, illinois Tami Bond
University of Nairobi Kenya Nairobi Jacob Kithinji Peters
University of Nigeria Nigeria Nsukka Cosmos Anyanwu
University of the Philippines Diliman Philippines Quezon City Mylene G. Cayetano
Zamorano University Improved Stove Certification Center Honduras Tegucigalpa Victoria Alejandra Cortes Matamoros