Awards : Gold Award
Category : Industrial & Product
Designer : BioLite (United States)
INTRODUCTION TO THE WORK
BioLite is the designer and developer of the CampStove 2, which provides a user-focused upgrade to our award-winning CampStove, offering 50 percent more power, an integrated battery, and an updated LED dashboard for improved control and feedback. The CampStove 2 burns renewable biomass (e.g. twigs, sticks, and pellets) to create a smokeless fire that can cook meals and boil water in minutes while turning its heat into usable electricity. The heat of the cooking fire is converted via a thermoelectric generator into three watts of electricity, which powers a fan and flows to a USB port to charge electronic devices off-grid. Excess power is stored in the on-board 2600mAh battery. The internal fan injects air back into the stove's burn chamber, dramatically improving combustion and creating a cleaner, more efficient gas-like flame. The updated LED battery provides users with instant feedback on the heat of the fire, the speed of the airflow, and the power available to charge devices.
INTRODUCTION TO THE DESIGNER
BioLite is on a mission to bring energy everywhere with revolutionary products that transform the way we cook, charge and light our lives off the grid. We are a team of engineers and designers, operators and analysts, story tellers and evangelists, who believe that advanced energy technologies, built on sustainable business practices, have the power to change the world. Our unique Parallel Innovation business model pairs the needs of families living in energy poverty with the passions of outdoor enthusiasts pushing the boundaries of life outdoors and on the go.
Designer: Jonathan Cedar,
CEO and founder of BioLite. Responsible for all the company's administration. At the same time he is also the inventor of the camping stove. He was responsible for consumer products at Smart Design, including household products, biomedical products, and more. His invention won 15 patents.