[Stoves] TOM REED moving to Barre, Mass
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Sat Jan 10 20:58:20 CST 2009
I wish you all the best for your move into your new house.
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From: "Thomas Reed" <tombreed at comcast.net>
To: <crispin at newdawn.sz>; "Discussion of biomass cooking stoves"
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Sent: Saturday, January 10, 2009 8:14 PM
Subject: [Stoves] TOM REED moving to Barre, Mass
> Dear Crispin and All:
> I'm in the midst of a move from my home in Denver of 30 years to a small
> town in Barre, Massachusetts. We have bought an elegant 1850 home on
> the corner of the town square and can walk to the library, bank, church,
> stores, band concerts.... We are moving in part to be close to my
> daughter who has an Alpaca farm and 75 acres of harwoods; in part
> because it is important to keep changing if you want to keep fresh.
> I'm closing out my lab here and starting a new one there that will focus
> more on charcoal and its known and unknown properties. The BioChar
> Energy Corp. lab will continue to function here in Golden, CO and I'll
> be in continual contact with them working from Massachusetts.
> I hope that any of you who would like to visit our new facilities and
> are in the area will consider a visit to us in Barre. For the time
> being I can be reached on my cell at 303 913 2074, my Gmail at
> tombreed111 at gmail.com or Snail at 46 Broad St., Barre, MA 01005.
> From the beginning of my biomass career I have been fascinated by
> densification of all kinds of biomass as a sin qua non of the successful
> use of biomass. There has been a lot of great traffic at this site just
> as I am moving which I haven't been able to follow in detail. I hope
> someone will assume the mantle of densification GURU and send an
> occasional summary as things gel. We have lot of waste biomass in our
> new site and I'd like to get densifying.
> My best to all...
> TOM REED
> Tom Reed
> Biomass Energy & Carbon
> Chief Scientist
> Crispin Pemberton-Pigott wrote:
>> Dear Frank
>> If you come with a big eraser, you are going to make progress. You should
>> see my junk pile! Wish I could erase that....
>>> I believe there is a lot yet to learn regarding optimum air flow for a
>>> type of fuel and void space.
>> Yes, and there is a lot of difficulty getting meaningful direct
>> measurements. I am watching your method with interest. It seemed whacky
>> start with but might work well for obtaining certain information.
>> I have managed to obtain two 8mm diameter velocity measuring probes that
>> 0.1 m/s accurate. At least it is a start. I suspect that chip/nugget
>> is a major consideration when it comes to slow burners like gasifiers and
>> top loaded, downdraft stoves - basically continuous burners. The specific
>> challenge is how to predict the maximum time a stove can burn for based
>> its dimensions. 6-8 hrs is needed for a space heating stove.
>>> We stovers work at such small scale that
>>> test methods for coal and other procedures designed for large combustion
>>> chambers do not apply and we need to develop our own methods.
>> This is an enormous part of the problem. I was looking at the stove
>> standards of a country in Asia for ideas and the standard covers domestic
>> stoves up to 80 KW (!) which is hardly realistic for a 4 kw cooker. It
>> called for on-site inspection every 5 years.
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