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Wood stoves convert waste heat into electricity for charging small devices

Nearly half of the world’s population cooks over open wood fires, but such fires are inefficient, waste energy and create toxic smoke that’s a hazard both to the environment and to human health. Like Inyenyeri, New York-based BioLite aims to offer something better — specifically, stoves that use half the wood, emit only a fraction of the smoke, and capture excess heat to generate electricity for other purposes. READ MORE…

Like this concept for the Developing World and gadget-loving campers. They also make a larger version for communities in the developing world to cook around and provide a larger/main source of electricity.

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