In 2006, Jonathan Cedar and Alec Drummond started tinkering with designs for an efficient, wood-burning camping stove. In 2009 they launched the CampStove, a portable biomass stove that leveraged thermoelectrics to create a smokeless fire while charging personal electronic devices.
Soon after, the co-founders learned that half the planet still cooks on smoky open fires leading to four million premature deaths annually. This moved them to commit to bringing safe, affordable energy to those who needed it most and to introduce the HomeStove, a large format biomass cookstove that cuts fuel consumption in half and reduces toxic emissions by ninety percent, while charging mobile phones and LED lights.
BioLite follows a "parallel innovation" business model, developing core energy technologies that are applicable to both outdoor and emerging markets customers, to bring clean, affordable energy systems to off-grid communities around the world.
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We're going elemental today from Outdoor Retailer Winter Market. These new gear highlights from Primus, Snow Peak, BioLite, and SteriPen all involve water or flames and fuel. Read more
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BioLite Turns Stoves into Generators and Powers Group Gadgets
BioLite, which makes camp stoves that charge electronics, has two new power products: a BaseCamp stove for groups and a Packable Generator that works with any stove. Read more
January 31, 2014
Stoves Burn Up, Canoe Folds Up at Demo Day
With stoves that can desalinate salt water or charge your iPhone, plus a 16.5-foot canoe that packs down into a compact bundle, this Open Air Demo at Outdoor Retailer didn't disappoint. Read more
August 2, 2012