BioLite develops and manufactures advanced energy products that make cooking with wood as clean safe and easy as modern fuels while also providing electricity to charge cell phones and LED lights off-grid.
We feel a strong sense of responsibility not just to develop products that work well but also to create a company that make a positive contribution to the global community. BioLite was founded by Alec Drummond and Jonathan Cedar. Our flagship stove technology was inspired by a philosophy of applying efficient design to real world problems.
Alec and Jonathan met at the design consultancy Smart Design in New York City, where they quickly bonded over their interest in sustainable design in 2006. Alec, frustrated that all efficient camping stoves required petroleum fuel or batteries, had the idea of a wood-burning stove able to utilize its own thermal energy. 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.
Fast forward to 2015 and The BioLite team has grown to 38 full time members and together has over 50 years of product development experience and holds more than 30 utility patents.