Three billion people cook their meals over open biomass fires. Toxic smoke from these fires leads to over four million respiratory-related deaths every year and release significant amounts of CO2 and produce a staggering 25% of global black carbon emissions. Most households that rely on open fire cooking also lack reliable access to electricity; 1.2 billion people have no access to electricity at all. These families are forced to use dirty, expensive kerosene lamps for lighting.
With every stove that BioLite sells, we reduce emissions, decrease household fuel use, and provide enhanced electricity access. Our flagship product, the HomeStove mitigates 2.5 tons of CO2 annually (and 1.5 tons of CO2e via black carbon) and produces 2W of on-demand electricity from the heat of the cooking flame. A single session of cooking can fully charge a mobile phone or provide an evening’s worth of light for off-grid households.
|Projected Cumulative Lives Impacted||300|
|New Implemented Countries||Rwanda, Tanzania|