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BioLite is a funded startup that develops; manufactures and markets distributed energy solutions for off- grid communities around the world. Our first products are clean-burning, wood fueled cooking stoves capable of converting their own waste heat in to electricity to charge electronic devices. Our business serves two distinct markets, 1) developing world families living in energy poverty, and 2) outdoor enthusiasts seeking fuel-independent cooking and charging.
Developing World: Half the planet still cooks on indoor open wood fires and the toxic smoke they emit kills nearly 2 million people every year, twice as many as malaria. Previous efforts to address indoor smoke with clean cookstoves have failed to achieve the smoke reductions necessary to protect health and have also failed to catalyze consumer demand due to minimal functionality beyond that of a traditional open fire. Our HomeStove is capable of reducing indoor smoke by more than 90% while cutting fuel use in half. By providing our largely off-grid customers with the ability to charge cell phones and LED lights, our stoves create economic incentive for purchase and continued use, ensuring sustainable delivery of our health and environmental benefits.
Outdoor: Our CampStoveTM offers outdoor recreators a much needed, green alternative to petroleum cooking combining the speed and reliability of an advanced stove with the appeal of a traditional campfire. Using our revolutionary product, outdoor enthusiasts can cook meals using nothing but the underbrush and twigs they collect on their journey, eliminating the need to carry fuel and generating electrical power to charge cell phones, lights and other devices.