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BioLite CampStove - BioLite Stove
"No fuel to buy or carry

Our stoves cook your meals with nothing but the twigs you collect on your journey, eliminating the need for heavy, expensive, polluting petroleum gas. Quick to light, fast to boil and easy to use.

Charge your gadgets

By converting heat from the fire into usable electricity, our stoves will recharge your phones, lights and other gadgets while you cook dinner. Unlike solar, BioLite CampStove is a true on-demand source.

Stay Green

By using renewable resources for fuel instead of petroleum, you're reducing your carbon footprint. You'll also keep fuel canisters out of the landfill.

Be prepared

The CampStove isn't just for camping; it's great to have on hand when the power goes out in a storm or other natural disasters. You'll be able to cook and keep electronics charged while power lines are down.

Support a better world

We're using the same technology inside the CampStove to bring clean, safe energy access to families across the developing world."
campstove  biolite  gear  renewable  emergencies  cooking  charging  gadges  via:robinsloan  biofuels  biofuel  fuel  mobile  camping 
november 2012 by robertogreco
Photo by sgoralnick • Instagram [Same station that I got gas at the night before Sandy.]
"Here are a few things that I've never considered: New York is a harbor. Makes sense. We get a lot of stuff on boats. Especially big imported tanks of stuff. Like... gas. With that harbor closed due to a crippling storm that churned up the water and left all sorts of debris, deliveries get much more difficult. And a city normally so dependent on public transportation turns to cars as the main (and sometimes only) way to get around since the subway is flooded. In combination, these two simple factors have led to a massive problem: there is now a gas shortage in New York. This Hess station in my neighborhood seems like one of the few left where you can still get any. An entire lane of McGuiness Boulevard is now devoted to the line of cars waiting for their turn at the pump. Another is devoted to people arriving on foot with gas cans, hoping it will be faster or easier than clogging the road by waiting in their car. Side streets have been barricaded off by police so that people do…"
2012  deliveries  harbors  order  waiting  queues  lines  fuelshortage  shortage  greenpoint  brooklyn  nyc  gasstations  glvo  via:robinsloan  fuel  gas  sandy  hurricanesandy 
november 2012 by robertogreco
Greening the Armed Forces - Multimedia Feature - NYTimes.com
"The American military, facing increasing insurgent attacks on fuel supply convoys in Pakistan and Afghanistan, is pushing aggressively to develop, test and deploy renewable technologies to decrease its dependence on fossil fuels."
military  technology  sustainability  pakistan  afghanistan  fuel  renewable 
october 2010 by robertogreco
BLDGBLOG: Glacier / Island / Storm
"The studio will be divided into three groups—one designing glaciers, one designing islands, one designing storms. Each group will mix vernacular, non-fossil fuel-based building technologies with what sounds like science fiction in order to explore the fine line between architectural design and the amplified cultivation of natural processes. Importantly, this will be done not simply for the sake of doing so (although there will be a bit of that…), but to address much larger questions of regional drought, international sovereignty, global climate change, and more."
architecture  biotechnology  geography  climate  weather  storms  glaciers  droughtislands  climatechange  sovereignty  fuel  maracaibo 
january 2010 by robertogreco
10 Things You Can Like About $4 Gas - TIME
"1. Globalized jobs return home; Sprawl stalls; Four day workweeks; Less pollution; More frugality; Fewer traffic deaths; Cheaper Insurance; Less Traffic; More Cops on the Beat; Less obesity"
energy  behavior  consumption  health  safety  cars  green  traffic  cities  pollution  economics  sprawl  society  change  reform  fuel 
july 2008 by robertogreco
Calif. company says it has developed renewable gasoline | csmonitor.com
"San Diego, Calif.-based Sapphire Energy claims to have found a method of turning algae into an oil that can be refined into gasoline and other fuels that are both renewable and carbon-neutral."
sandiego  energy  alternative  fuel  oil  sustainability  environment 
june 2008 by robertogreco
The God of Small Things
"Mapping the human genome wasn’t enough. Now Craig Venter is trying to create a microbe that will free us from our addiction to oil."
craigventer  energy  fuel  biology  biotechnology  science 
may 2008 by robertogreco

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