Developing and delivering clean, affordable energy technologies that empower people to power themselves.

Energy improves health, combats climate change, enables communication and education, generates income, and empowers women. However, nearly half the planet lacks clean, affordable household energy causing families to cook meals on smoky open fires. The use of these smoky stoves causes 4 million deaths every year from inhaling toxic fumes, killing more people than HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria combined. Creating access to energy for a growing population has become one of the biggest opportunities of our time. BioLite develops breakthrough energy technologies and delivers them through a market-based approach, empowering people to power themselves. Their team has grown from two founders to over 60 BioLiters working across the U.S., Uganda, Kenya, and India. They have expanded their energy ecosystem from one stove to over 20 products across cooking, charging, and lighting, and they serve both emerging and developed markets with their technology. 


Clean Energy Climate Action Health

Brooklyn, New York, United States


Jonathan Cedar

Jonathan Cedar (CEO and Co-Founder at BioLite) has been an Unreasonable Fellow since October 2017 after participating in Unreasonable Impact US 2017.

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