Outdoor & gear
BioLite: Energy Everywhere
BioLite has been developing affordable and sustainable products to generate power (such as solar panels), to store energy and to sustainably light up your surroundings. Perfect for during your holiday, survival outing or during emergency situations at home.
In addition to devices to generate and store energy BioLite also develops products you can use to safely and sustainably cook with. At the same time you can also generate power while you are cooking to, for instance, charge your cell phone or LED lights. BioLite tries to make your outdoor life as comfortable as possible when it comes to cooking and energy.
Worldwide impact with every purchase
With every BioLite product you purchase you help bring about a sustainable change in third world countries. The earnings are reinvested and help built a commercial sustainable company which can supply safe and affordable energy to families in India and Africa. The same technology that offers you a clean and innovative camping experience, takes care of better living conditions and saves lives all over the world.
The BioLite founders, Jonathan and Alec, met during Smart Design in New York. Here they quickly learned that they share an interest in developing sustainable products. Alec thought it was strange that nearly all efficient stoves needed fossil fuels. As a result he came up with the idea to develop a wood burning stove that could use its own thermic energy to improve the combustion. With Jonathan’s technical knowledge they started the design process. Countless hours, days and prototypes later the BioLite Campstove was born. A portable biomass stove to build a fire without the smoke that you can also use to charge your mobile devices. A wood burning stove and charger in one, brilliant!
In 2008 Jonathan and Alec took a working prototype of the CampStove to a conference where they discovered that their technology could have a massive impact. Almost half of all inhabitants on earth are lacking clean and affordable household energy, cook their meals on smoky fireplaces and have little or no electricity at their disposal. For this reason Jonathan and Alec committed themselves to establish a company that is capable of supplying energy to those who need it the most. Based on the same technology as the CampStove a large sized biomass stove was developed: the BioLite HomeStove. A stove that drastically reduces the use of fuel and decreases the emissions with 90% while you charge your cell phone.
When we go off grid, whether as a choice, or because of certain circumstances, a certain need begins to arise. As a result BioLite’s mission is clear: Energy Everywhere™.