Ethan Kay

BioLite

Ethan Kay

Talk: BioLite

Biolite: Addressing One of the Biggest Killers in the Developing World Nearly half the planet cooks with wood or cow dung on smoky, open fires. The smoke from these open fires prematurely kills four million people in the developing world each year — more than AIDS, TB, and malaria combined. BioLite, a NY-based startup, designs and manufactures the HomeStove, an ultra-clean, biomass cookstove that reduces smoke by 90%. Come hear BioLite’s lead Engineer, Ryan Gist, and Managing Director Ethan Kay discuss how they’ve designed this revolutionary product in India and Sub-Saharan Africa.

Ethan Kay

As a successful academic and entrepreneur focused on building inclusive businesses for poor people in developing countries, and a passionate advocate for human rights, Ethan brought a unique blend of accomplishments and interests to the Jeanne Sauve Foundation. Ethan now works as Managing Director at Biolite in New York.