The BioLite HomeStove is an innovative solution developed by BioLite meant to produce a cleaner and more efficient fire. Originally developed to be used in homes in impoverished parts of India and sub-Sahara Africa, the stove is now available to consumers. At its core, the BioLite HomeStove is a biomass cooking stove that requires 50 percent less fuel than traditional fires and can reduce smoke up to 90 percent. All of this is achieved through a side-fuel entry system that allows for any kind of bio-fuel to be fed into the stove including branches, firewood, crop waste or dung.
In addition to providing a clean burn and effective cooking system, the BioLite HomeStove also uses patented thermoelectric technology to turn heat from the fire into watts of electricity. The generated from the stove powers an internal fan to provide combustion assistance, while the unused energy powers an on board USB port. This electricity is limited but can power the included 100-lumen FlexLight and even lower power phones.