Using only half the wood required to cook over an open fire, BioLite is a camp stove emitting only a fraction of the smoke, capturing excess heat to generate electricity for other purposes.
When you consider that almost half of the population of the world cooks over open wood fires, anything which addresses this inefficient use of energy, reduces toxic smoke and converts heat into usable energy, is a step in the right direction.
So with its efficient combustion, BioLite converts thermal energy into electricity and any excess can be used off-grid for charging small electronic devices, such as mobile phones, via USB. This video shows how it works.
Priced at a very reasonable $129 USD, the camp stove will be available in a few months, whilst a larger, home-style version is being prepped for testing later this year in India, and certain parts of Africa.
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