[Stoves] Where is the Stove Comparison

Erin Rasmussen erin at trmiles.com
Thu Jun 2 17:10:06 PDT 2011

Hi Stovers,

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 Rasmussen
erin at trmiles.com

-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:stoves-bounces at lists.bioenergylists.org] On Behalf Of Art Donnelly
Sent: Wednesday, June 01, 2011 4:31 PM
To: stoves at lists.bioenergylists.org
Subject: Re: [Stoves] Where is the Stove Comparison

Hi Stovers,

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?

Art Donnelly

"SeaChar.Org...positive tools for carbon negative living"

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