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March 8, 2013

Inventor of the Month - February 2013

Autodesk has named BioLite as the Autodesk Inventor of the Month for February 2013. BioLite uses Autodesk software to create wood-burning, power charging stoves that burn 90 percent cleaner than conventional wood-burning stoves or open fires.

The portable BioLite CampStove and the larger BioLite HomeStove convert waste heat into electricity that can be used to charge small electronic devices such as cell phones, GPS units and LED lights. By offering products that function as both off-grid power chargers as well as clean and efficient cooking devices, BioLite provides a true on-demand energy source for users around the world.

This flexibility is critical for developing countries where rural electrification rates are quite low, but also makes a huge difference during natural disasters in developed nations as well. For example, New Yorkers in lower Manhattan took advantage of charging mobile devices at CampStoves during Superstorm Sandy.

BioLite used Autodesk Simulation 360 cloud services to digitally simulate heat transfer within the CampStove and, later, the HomeStove.

The BioLite design team also used Autodesk 3ds Max Design visualization software within Autodesk Product Design Suite to create photo realistic digital prototypes and 3D animations of the stoves, allowing the team to evaluate stove aesthetics.
As a result of leveraging Autodesk software, BioLite significantly reduced the time required to commercialize its innovations and bring them to market. The CampStove is currently available for purchase through the company’s website, with a large-scale roll out in the works with nationwide U.S. retailers.

Here is a link to BioLite's Website

Here is a YouTube Interview with BioLite.

Credits: Autodesk, BioLite

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