[Stoves] Gasifier stove and related work at the Asian institute of Technology

Paul S. Anderson psanders at ilstu.edu
Tue Oct 25 06:51:28 PDT 2011


Dear Professor B.,

Your reply is informative and is the start of some futher actions, I hope.

Yes, please send to me by attachment the mentioned info about  
briquetting.   Please send it also to Tom Miles  <tmiles at trmiles.com>   
  who will determine if it can be places on one of the     
bioenergylists.org    websites.  And I will see about having it placed  
elsewhere.

We should consider doing similar dissemination of the other documentation.

I think that one key to the success of this dissemination will be to  
have you and others in Asia supplying that documentation (of past,  
present and future) to some of us who will undertake to increase access.

Providing access to worthy but lesser-known documentation (mainly on  
gasification issues) has been an activity of the Biomass Energy  
Foundation (BEF) for over 25 years, by Tom Reed and now headed by  
Kathy Nafie.   Perhaps this might be another outlet for the Asian  
information.

Sincerely,

Paul
-- 
Paul S. Anderson, PhD
Known to some as:  Dr. TLUD    Doc    Professor
Phone (USA): 309-452-7072   SKYPE: paultlud   Email: psanders at ilstu.edu
www.gtz.de/de/dokumente/giz2011-en-micro-gasification.pdf   (Best ref.)


Quoting "Prof. S.C. Bhattacharya" <sribasb at gmail.com>:

> Dear Dr. Anderson,
>
> The briquetting and gasifier stove work I mentioned was carried out under a
> Sida-sponsored project at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT). The
> project involved researchers from 12 national research institutes of six
> Asian countries, e.g., Bangladesh, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Nepal, Philippines and
> Vietnam. The findings of the project were disseminated through national
> dissemination seminars in these countries; published "Technology packages"
> were distributed widely in the region and are still available for
> downloading from the project website. We organized technology transfer
> workshops, in which a number of NGOs form the region were invited, on most
> of the technologies developed.
>
> (There is no restriction on distribution of the technology packages.)
>
> Unfortunately, the link of the project is not working due to heavy flood in
> Thailand; AIT appears to be still under 2 m of water. Anyway, I can send you
> the package on briquetting and stoves as an email attachment (1.33 MB) if
> you want; please let me know.
>
> I agree with your opinion regarding lack of information flow, but do not
> have any clear idea on how to overcome the problem.
>
> Best regards.
>
> S.C. Bhattacharya
>
>
> On Tue, Oct 25, 2011 at 8:26 AM, Paul S. Anderson <psanders at ilstu.edu>wrote:
>
>> Dear Professor Bhattacharya,
>>
>> Thank you for your message and you offer of the publications.  You and your
>> associates have done great work, and having that information more widely
>> distributed (or brought to the attention of more of us) would be highly
>> beneficial.
>>
>> Right now for Uganda, we have great interest in the
>>
>>>  "... information package (including construction details) on biomass
>>> briquetting machines developed in a number of Asian countries..."
>>>
>>
>> How could we best access that information?   Has it ever been copied in
>> digial format that could be distributed?  Are there any distribution
>> restrictions on any of the materials that you mentioned?
>>
>> Personal opinion:  There is little and insufficient flow of information
>> between the Asian activities and accomplishments and the rest of the world
>> concerning all topics of biomass fuels and stoves and other applications.
>>  How can we correct that situation?
>>
>> Paul
>> --
>> Paul S. Anderson, PhD
>> Known to some as:  Dr. TLUD    Doc    Professor
>> Phone (USA): 309-452-7072   SKYPE: paultlud   Email: psanders at ilstu.edu
>> www.gtz.de/de/dokumente/**giz2011-en-micro-gasification.**pdf<http://www.gtz.de/de/dokumente/giz2011-en-micro-gasification.pdf>  (Best  
>> ref.)
>>
>>
>>
>> Quoting "Prof. S.C. Bhattacharya" <sribasb at gmail.com>:
>>
>>  Dear all,
>>>
>>> I would be happy to share some publications arising from the following
>>> activities at the Asian Institute of Technology:
>>>
>>> 1. Sida funded Regional project: An information package (including
>>> construction details) on biomass briquetting machines developed in a
>>> number
>>> of Asian countries and design of natural- cross-draft gasifier stoves that
>>> can operate continuously is available. The briquetting machines developed
>>> were improvements on standard screw-press heated die design. Cross-flow
>>> gasifier stoves were designed for different sizes; these do not need any
>>> blower and can operate continuously without any smoke.
>>>
>>> 2. GTZ funded project on Biocoal: We used the term "Biocoal" (rather than
>>> "Biochar") for charcoal produced from solid organic residues such as
>>> agricultural residues and waste wood. The findings of the project were
>>> reported in a book titled "Biocoal Technology and Economics" by "Regional
>>> Energy Resources Information Center (RERIC)" (email:enreric at ait.ac.th).
>>> The
>>> chapters of the 495-page book were: 1. State of the art of biocoal
>>> technology, 2. Biocoal technology: A comparison of options and
>>> recommendations, 3. Carbonisation of sawdust briquettes, 4.
>>> Laboratory-scale
>>> batch carbonisation selected residues, 5. Cost and availability of
>>> selected
>>> residues in Thailand, 6. Characterisation of selected residues, 7.
>>> Biocoal:
>>> Market requirements and Opportunities in Thailand, and 8. Economics of
>>> biocoal production in Thailand.
>>>
>>> A few copies of the book are still available with RERIC. A number of
>>> chapters of the book were summarised as journal articles; I will be happy
>>> to
>>> share some of these with interested persons for their personal use and
>>> research purpose.
>>>
>>> S.C. Bhattacharya
>>> --
>>> Prof. S.C. Bhattacharya, Ph.D. (Cambridge, UK)
>>> President, International Energy Initiative
>>> Adjunct Professor, Indian Institute of Social Welfare and
>>>    Business Management (IISWBM), Kolkata, India.
>>> Associate Editor, Solar Energy
>>> Former Professor & Coordinator, Energy Program,
>>>    Asian Institute of Technology, Pathumthani, Thailand
>>> T2/17A, Diamond City South, 58 M.G. Road, Tollygunge
>>> Kolkata 700041
>>> Mobile: +91-9831476944
>>>
>>>
>>
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>
> --
> Prof. S.C. Bhattacharya, Ph.D. (Cambridge, UK)
> President, International Energy Initiative
> Adjunct Professor, Indian Institute of Social Welfare and
>     Business Management (IISWBM), Kolkata, India.
> Associate Editor, Solar Energy
> Former Professor & Coordinator, Energy Program,
>     Asian Institute of Technology, Pathumthani, Thailand
> T2/17A, Diamond City South, 58 M.G. Road, Tollygunge
> Kolkata 700041
> Mobile: +91-9831476944
>



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