Biochar Workshop

The final product: a small biochar stove, made of 1 gallon paint can, #10 can and a tall quart can (often used for tomato juice). The stove is in pyrolysis mode – flame is from burning gasses.

After a few hours of lecture, everyone was eager to get a hands on experience of building the stoves.

Hard at work…

Making the big stove.

The big, 55 gallon stove is ready for firing! Made of 55 gallon drum and an 8” diameter, 5′ long pipe.

Adding fuel.

Mixing for even distribution.

Restrictor on.

Chimney on.

It is working! Wood chips, wood pellets and straw were used as feedstock.

Assembling little stove.

It works too!

Many small stoves were made and were all burning without smoke. Here they are visible at different stages of the burn process. We used wood chips mixed with wood pellets as fuel in the small stoves.

Thank you all for coming! It was so much fun!

Special thanks go to:

Presenter: Paul Taylor, PhD;

Host: Eric Fulda, Director of Charles Street Gardens;


 

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