[Stoves] burning rice husk

CHRISTA ROTH stoves at foodandfuel.info
Wed Oct 12 10:39:49 PDT 2011

Crispin, see below:
Am 12.10.2011 um 15:19 schrieb Crispin Pemberton-Pigott:

> There are other initiatives to make stoves based on the approach  
> Alexis has taken. Paul has other models that show some promise as  
> well.
CR: Which Paul do you mean? I was talking of Paul Olivier below, who  
has taken Belonios concept to a new era.

> The Mayon Turbo Stove is not perfected yet and I don’t think much is  
> being invested in trying. It holds promise from the point that it  
> does not require a fan. I worked on one here (in Waterloo) earlier  
> this year together with two interns from REAP.  We doubled the  
> overall efficiency but created new problems that it got too hot. It  
> needs additional work to keep the fuel cool. There are of course  
> other ways to burn the fuel with natural draft. Maybe with the  
> advent of cheap power from TEGs we will all make fan stoves and not  
> worry about natural draft any more.
> The MTS has the important advantage that is can be refuelled  
> continuously at your convenience. It does not need to be loaded in  
> batches.
CR: But the disadvantage I noted is that it needs a lot of attention:  
we had to tap the stove every two minutes last year in Belchertown  
with the colleagues from REAP to assist gravity and make the rice  
husks fall down, otherwise there was no continuous feed adn the fire  
would go out. Maybe that 'spoonfeeding' can be reduced with skills and  
acquired habits, but as an unskilled user I found it rather  
> Regards
> Crispin
> +++++++
> The best rice-husk burning stoves I know of are the ones based on  
> the tremendous work of Alexis Belonio. Paul Olivier' s work in  
> Vietnam has taken rice-husk burning stoves in the household-size  
> range to another level, uncomparable with natural-draft stoves like  
> the Mayon Turbo, LoTrau or whichever. Paul has generously shared a  
> lot of his work on this list in the last days, so you can look more  
> details up from the links provided there or consult the section on  
> rice-husk burning gasifiers, pages 43-48 of  the manual  
> microgasification http://www.gtz.de/de/dokumente/giz2011-en-micro-gasification.pdf 
> ,
> it contains all I found as per last year. If anybody knows of models  
> that are not included there, please let me know, so that they can be  
> included in the next update.
> regards
> christa
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