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BioLite Cook Stove Generates Electricity

C.J. Murray

Joined: Dec 02, 2011
Posts: 92
Location: 5,500 ft. desert. 13" annual precip.
I ran across this website today. The BioLite Stove's performance is compared to a basic rocket stove. Interesting twist they have added.

I have to wonder, though, the basic rocket stove they show is a far cry from the rocket mass heaters you folks have been making. I wonder how your homemade rocket mass heater's emissions compare to the BioLite stove? Any thoughts?

Sandra Ellane

Joined: Nov 08, 2011
Posts: 71
Location: New Mexico high desert Zone 7a, alkaline soils. 9" average annual rainfall.
Pretty cool. Someone did a review of it and posted more info on its inner workings here: http://www.gizmag.com/biolite-low-emission-eco-camping-stove/14952/

I wonder how long it will be before one of the rocket stove owners on this forum experiments with a TEG

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aman inavan

Joined: Nov 20, 2011
Posts: 81
Location: Cornwall UK
Interesting idea but I would imagine you would have to run it for hours to get any meaningful power out of it.

It may be more suited to a rocket mass heater that id run for longer periods


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Abe Connally

Joined: Feb 20, 2010
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there are advantages to both designs (RMH vs TEG), but one major disadvantage stick out about the BioLite. If you look at the bottom of the page:
"© 2011 BioLite™ - Patent Pending"

So, they don't really want anyone "building" that stove, they want you buying it. RMH designs are significantly more "open".

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aman inavan

Joined: Nov 20, 2011
Posts: 81
Location: Cornwall UK
good point. We like open scouce technology that is for sure
aman inavan

Joined: Nov 20, 2011
Posts: 81
Location: Cornwall UK
If the patent is granted that just means you can't make them commercially right?

I would have thought you could one for your own use or am I wrong about that?
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