[Stoves] Where is the Stove Comparison
erin at trmiles.com
Thu Jun 2 17:10:06 PDT 2011
I've added the data sheets to the web site:
Theoretically, you can send attachments through the list, as long as they
and the message are under 1MB, but it doesn't seem to be working right now,
and I think the spam filter is the problem, but I haven't found the setting
In the mean time, please feel free to post attachments to the Stoves web
or email them to Tom Miles or Myself directly: erin at trmiles.com
and we'd happy to help you share the information (provided that we have
permission from the copyright holder to do the sharing).
erin at trmiles.com
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[mailto:stoves-bounces at lists.bioenergylists.org] On Behalf Of Art Donnelly
Sent: Wednesday, June 01, 2011 4:31 PM
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Subject: Re: [Stoves] Where is the Stove Comparison
This was a great opportunity for me to break out of my two year "lurker"
role and contribute. I have quite a bit of first hand experience with goat
droppings as both a TLUD fuel input and a biochar soil amendment. In late
2009 I was asked by researchers at PATH to evaluate it as a potential fuel
in a possible stove project, which they were planning in northern Senegal.
Although the project did not get funded, I had very good results with this
type of dung.
It, of course, has a lower density than man-made pellets. However, if you
could get those goats to squeeze a bit harder (a stand in one place), it
would be perfect. It burns very cleanly and smells great. I had the
resulting Goat poop charcoal tested for ph, adsorption and adsorption, by Dr
Hugh McLaughlin. As a soil amendment it's high ash content would give it a
significant liming effect, but this was largely neutralized by rinsing.
It worked well in pot tests and I have attached Hugh's data sheets.
We have not had much of a chance to work with this in the field, not a lot
of goats in Central America. However this has become a staple fuel in my
High School stove building workshops. What 15 year old doesn't like to light
poop on fire?
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