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Archive for December, 2016

MACCY-KON-TIKI CHARCOAL MAKER

Saturday, December 31st, 2016

Introduction: The Kon-Tiki charcoal maker is a relatively new design of charcoal maker currently being adopted widely by the biochar fraternity. It is effectively an above ground open fire pit. The main advantages are simplicity of design, tolerance to shape and size of feedstock, and char volume potentially as large as the container volume itself. [...]

NEW FLAME CARBONISER GOOD FOR TREE LITTER

Saturday, December 17th, 2016

A new type of flame carboniser is being developed by the Warm Heart organisation that is shaping up to be an ideal approach for making biochar from tree litter. It does need to be tended (or stoked) to add new layers and prevent smoking but the trough shape makes it very suitable for longish branches [...]