The St Andrew's Prize for the Environment 2011 was held at University of St Andrews on the 5th of May 2011. Jonathan den Hartog of the BioLite project was presented with the 1st prize of $75,000.
BioLite is an innovative cookstove, which provides improved air quality and a clean economic source of electricity inside the home, has won this year's St Andrews Prize for the Environment. Solid biomass fires, used by almost half the global population are inefficient and amongst the most greenhouse intensive systems in the world per unit of energy delivered. Clean energy company BioLite has developed a cookstove that slashes emissions by up to 95 percent and also provides electricity for charging LED lights, mobile phones and other devices used in rural areas where open fires are prevalent.
This video contains an explanation from Jonathon on how the BioLite stove works.
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