"Excess heat from this stove is converted into electricity, which provides significant fuel savings in developing nations. Our judges pointed out the benefits were even greater. It provides a safer way to burn a fire and a gathering place for families. It might even challenge gender norms of who is expected to maintain a fire—usually women in charge of cooking—if fire is linked to energy rather than food."
"While we’re at it, maybe it could cook for us too. Yeah, wouldn’t that be a dream?” Then, like the eighth wonder of the world, BioLite swoops into our conversation (like they do with everyone’s conversations) and says, “As a matter of fact, 50 Campfires crew, our BioLite BaseCamp Stove does all of that."
"Paying for itself in six to seven months, a single HomeStove lowers the rates of potentially fatal respiratory diseases while saving ~2000lbs of wood per year and averting the C02 emissions of a compact car."
"The little stove that could. Went from camping or recreational use to a wider social impact – fully combust the bio mass – so hyper efficient generation of energy. Demonstrates how consumer solutions in the first world can have a wider reach – by exploring the scope of a product; solution now used in a variety of contexts."