Gallery HomeStove  1
Gallery HomeStove  1
June 2019
By BioLite
Headquarters Brooklyn, NY 11216, USA

HomeStove - Biomass cookstove

HomeStove is an ultra-clean, electricity generating, biomass cookstove.

The household solution reduces toxic smoke emissions by 90% and fuel consumption by more than 50% compared to traditional open fire cooking. The HomeStove also co-generates electricity from the flame, enabling users to charge mobile devices, and power efficient bright LED lights. Locally available solid biomass is used as power source: wood, cow dung, or crop waste. Bundled with mobile adapters and BioLite's gooseneck LED light, Homestove's unique selling proposition is complete, clean home energy. The solution also eliminates the environmental, health, and economic costs of open-fire cooking and kerosene lighting. HomeStove generates 2W of electricity from the cooking flame.

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Key features

  • Mitigates 2.5 tons of CO2 annually (and 1.5 tons of CO2 equivalent via black carbon).
  • Operates with traditional fuels and cooking techniques, without external electricity.


  • A payback period of 5-7 months.
  • $25.53 million fuel savings by BioLite customers

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Maturity Stage

  • Medium and large scale commercialization
  • Small scale commercialization
  • Initial market commercialization
  • Prototype testing in the real world
  • Prototype testing 1:1 in the lab

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