BioLite was founded by two outdoor enthusiasts, Jonathan and Alec. Alec, frustrated that almost all efficient camping stoves required fossil fuels, had the idea of a wood-burning stove able to utilize its own thermal energy to improve combustion. 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 CampStove was born: a portable biomass stove that leveraged thermoelectrics to create a smokeless fire all while charging personal devices.

Parallel Innovation

From just a founders meeting at Smart Design in New York City , BioLite has impacted more than three million lives through her innovative technology in stoves, power and lighting.To achieve this, BioLite operates using a unique business model called Parallel Innovation: The team incubates core energy technologies and then turns them into products unique to our outdoor and emerging markets customers. Revenues from our outdoor markets are reinvested in building a commercially sustainable business that can bring safe, affordable energy to families.

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