Brooklyn, NY â€“ August 13, 2012 – BioLite LLC, an innovator in energy solutions, is pleased to announce it has received two industry awards from leading outdoor gear website, The Gear Junkie. Presented at Outdoor Retailer Summer Market in Salt Lake City, UT this last week, BioLite received a Best in Show Award and the EPIC Award. With more than 1,000 brands exhibiting at the OR show, BioLite garnered unprecedented attention at its inaugural show.
The Gear Junkie awarded the BioLite CampStove with one of its â€œ10 Best in Showâ€ Awards, citing its innovative ability to create an efficient fire for cooking from biomass with the added benefit of converting heat to electricity for charging small electronics.
Following the OR Show, The Gear Junkie announced BioLite Founders Alec Drummond and Jonathan Cedar as recipients of the â€œEPICâ€ Award for their work in creating the HomeStove model and initiative to bring cleaner cook fires to developing countries. The EPIC Award recognizes â€œadventures, athletes, gear designers, activists and artists who affect notable change and do good for the outdoors world.â€
"BioLite's innovation as a company initially caught my attention," said Stephen Regenold, editor and founder of GearJunkie.com. "But the company's dedication to a cause put it over the top as a truly stand-out brand among the thousands in this industry."
â€œWe could not be more thrilled with the reception BioLite received at Outdoor Retailer. The Gear Junkie is a leader the outdoor industry. To receive both of these honors is unreal,â€ says BioLite CEO Jonathan Cedar. â€œWe’re truly proud of the positive response we are receiving to the CampStove domestically and we remain committed to bringing cleaner cookstoves to countries abroad.â€
BioLite develops and manufactures advanced energy products that make cooking with wood as clean, safe, and easy as modern fuels while also providing electricity to charge small devices like cell phones and LED lights off-grid. Headquartered in Brooklyn, NY, the company was founded in 2009 by Jonathan Cedar and Alec Drummond. BioLite is the recipient of numerous awards including the 2011 St. Andrews Prize for the Environment and the 2010 Sustainable Brands Innovation Open. Discover more about BioLite at biolitestove.com, facebook.com/biolitestove and twitter.com/biolitestove.