The BioLite CampStove is an efficient and safe cookstove, with the ability to convert heat from the fire into usable electricity for recharging electronics. “We spent years developing the technology to offer a unique benefit to outdoor travelers: to never have to carry fuel again,” says BioLite CEO Jonathan Cedar. “It is exciting to finally bring this product to market and we have been blown away by the enthusiastic response we’ve seen from our users. We’re grateful for this energetic fan base as we gear up for our retail launch next year.”
The CampStove utilizes BioLite’s patent pending technology to convert waste heat into electricity that powers a fan, creating an ultra-efficient fire through improved combustion. Both a great cooking stove and an off-grid power charger, surplus electricity can be used to charge small electronic devices, making it a true ondemand energy source. Additionally, the CampStove is a convenient and green choice, reducing an individual’s carbon footprint and keeping fuel canisters out of landfills by using twigs and other solid biomass instead of non-renewable petroleum gas.
Invented by Alexander Drummond and Jonathan Cedar, the BioLite stove technology was inspired by a philosophy of applying efficient design to real world problems. Alec and Jonathan met at the design consultancy Smart Design in New York City, where they quickly bonded over their interest in sustainable design in 2006. Alec, frustrated that all efficient camping stoves required petroleum fuel or batteries, had the idea of a wood-burning stove able to utilize its own thermal energy. Jonathan, an avid camper, quickly brought his engineering background to the table and the two began the design process. Countless nights, weekends, and prototypes later, the BioLite Camp Stove was born.