[Stoves] Briquete from paper
crispinpigott at gmail.com
Fri Jan 30 08:28:43 CST 2009
I know this is early days and all for biochar discussion, but is there any
evidence that denser or lighter biochar makes more or less different to the
Is there a water retaining light mix and a denser bacteria sheltering mix
that could bring benefits?
I wonder if Dr AD Karve has any news on that.
If we are processing fuels intended to create better growing conditions,
then the stove should process the fuel in a supportive manner.
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[mailto:stoves-bounces at listserv.repp.org] On Behalf Of Ron Larson
Sent: January 29, 2009 10:14 PM
To: Discussion of biomass cooking stoves
Subject: Re: [Stoves] Briquete from paper
There is a possibility that one might convert paper to char in a
pyrolyzing or gasifying stove that contains an inner (or outer) semi-sealed
compartment acting as a retort. I am thinking of just a thick rolled up
cylinder of paper, with the pyrolysis gases being flared in the main
pyrolysis or gasifying region. This is known to work well with leaves and
twigs - I don't see why not with paper. The retort might just be a salvaged
metal can. The resultant char might work well as biochar - but also could
be added to pellets or briquettes, to increase their energy content.
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