The company that created a camp stove that can also charge your iPhone says its new BioLite stove for homes, aimed at developing countries, can eliminate ninety percent of the typical emissions created by cooking a meal through traditional means — using a sooty wood or coal burning stove.
In 2011 the World Health Organization reported that 2 million die prematurely every year from medical issues related to stove pollution.
The breakthrough of BioLite isn’t the low-tech/high-tech magic of charging an iPad with a fire suitable for s’mores. It’s the combustion. The fuels in the BioLite canisters consume 10 times the gases and particulate matter of a normal wood fire.
(READ the story in Business Week)