We cook. We charge. We light. We communicate. We eat. Take a look around any room in your home and you'll see the many ways energy permeates our lives - most of the time without us even realizing it.
But for many, energy isn't that easy;
people still cook over smoky indoor wood fires
have little or no access to electricity
Sophia cooks over an indoor fire for up to 5 hours daily, frequently with her two young children.
The exposure from this inefficient fire is the equivalent of smoking 2 packs of cigarettes daily
Respiratory and cardiac-related diseases from indoor cooking fires like Sophia's have resulted in 4 million premature deaths annually
The emissions from Manjusha's daily open fire equal that of a car in the US.
25% of Black Carbon Emissions
Cooking on smoky fires contributes more black carbon to the atmosphere than all of the cars and trucks in the world -- combined
Life span of black carbon (versus 100 years for CO2), making it an ideal immediate target to positively affect climate change
Rose's family uses a fire for cooking, kerosene for lighting, and her husband owns a mobile phone. The energy required to keep these daily items going has significant time and money cost.
Weekly time spent collecting fuel for one family
Collective money spent by the world's poor on expensive kerosene lighting and mobile phone charging
Introducing the BioLite HomeStove
A low-cost, biomass cookstove that drastically reduces emissions while generating electricity. Using the same technology found in our camping products, the HomeStove creates a highly efficient fire while generating usable electricity to charge personal devices.
The first BioLite product to be sold in both outdoor recreation and emerging markets, the NanoGrid offers a compelling alternative to expensive, polluting kerosene while simultaneously bringing an off-grid energy hub into the home.
less carbon monoxide
More Lumens than a Kerosene Lamp
On-Demand Charging Access
on BioLite Homestove
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