Invention by UW grads creates electricity from fire

JikoPower heat capture (credit JikoPowerCo website) IMG_4299.jpg
JikoPower heat capture use a TEG to convert heat into electricity which can be invaluable in developing countries and in disaster emergency situations (oh, and backpacking or camping, too). (Photo credit:

KVI's John Carlson interviews the co-founder and Vice President of JikoPower, Marene Wiley. Wiley and a University of Washington classmate have created a free market solution to help people in developing countries and disaster situations have access to electricity. Their fire-harnessing stove won the grand prize and clean energy prize at the Environmental Innovation Challenge and the grand prize at the UW Business Plan Competition.

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