Sunday, March 25, 2012

The Ultimate Rocket Stove!

Yup, the Ultimate Rocket Stove... it cooks, AND it can charge your cell phone at the same time!

This stove is among the 18 Semi-Finalists in the 2012 Buckminster Fuller Challenge

BioLite is a biomass cookstove that converts waste heat into electricity, reduces smoke emissions by 95% for improved health. It also provides mobile phone and LED light charging capability.

Those are the HomeStove versions, above.

This is the CampStove version. 

These stoves power all USB-chargeable devices including smartphones, GPS, and LED lights. They light quickly and easily, burn sticks, pine cones and other biomass. The CampStove folds for portability and weighs just over 2 pounds.

How it Works
Open wood fires are inefficient, wasting potential energy and creating toxic smoke due to incomplete combustion. Carefully designed stoves that use fans to blow air into the fire can dramatically improve combustion. However, such stoves require small amounts of electricity to power their fans and most people who cook on wood are without grid or battery access. BioLite stoves solve this problem by converting a fraction of the fire’s thermal energy into electricity to power our combustion improvement system. Excess electricity is made available to users for charging small electronic devices such as mobile phones, LED lights, GPS and many others.


  1. I really, REALLY love things that have multi-purpose functioning, and I think as the world changes around us, we're going to need more innovative thinking, like this. I just love that it proves we don't have to "sink back into the Dark Ages" to be (somewhat) conservative with our resources. We can have our cake, and eat it, too ... we just need smaller pieces ;).

  2. Hi All, We're thrilled to announce that the BioLite CampStove is now available for sale at the newly redesigned Pre-orders start shipping June 1 and new orders will be processed on a first-come first-served basis. Thank you for making our first product launch such a success. We can't wait to share a summer of CampStove adventures together. -The BioLite Team


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