[Stoves] New document: Origins, History and Future of TLUD Micro-gasification..
psanders at ilstu.edu
Sun Oct 11 08:26:52 MDT 2015
To ALL with stoves or char-making interests:
After many months in the making, a major document is released today
about the /_Origins, History, and Future of TLUD Micro-gasification and
Cookstove Development_/. At 18 pages length (this version 1.2 is text
only), it is sure to contain some information that you do not know; at
least I learned new things while writing it.
The document is organized in seven time periods. Be sure to check the
periods in which you have been active about cookstoves because you might
be named in the document. And be sure to see the final sections that
deal with future visions for 2015 to 2020, and my own shift in emphasis.
I truly thank everyone who has participated in these first thirty years
(1985 - 2015) of TLUD history. And I welcome everyone to participate
during the future years, which look very promising indeed!!! For
starters, we can expect that TLUD and other micro-gasification will be
in full swing at the November GACC Forum in Ghana (to which I am headed
today via South Africa and Uganda for 3 weeks).
Abstract / Executive Summary
Two major cookstove entities, ESMAP and the GACC, wrote in their May
2015 technical report: “*The most exciting technology trend in the
biomass cookstove sector is the growing range of forced draft and
natural draft gasifier stoves.*” These words refer to TLUD stoves and
related micro-gasification technology that originated in 1985. Their
origin, history and future development are covered in seven time
periods, each with progress that builds upon prior efforts:
Pre-1985: Before modern TLUD micro-gasification – Processes observed,
but not developed.
1985 ~ 1993: Inception – Reed, Wendelbo, LaFontaine and Hottenroth.
1994 ~ 2000: Early exposure to others – Miles, Larson, English, early
Internet, conference in India.
2001 ~ 2006: Additional exposures and incremental progress – Anderson,
2007 ~ 2010: Slowly moving toward acceptance – Wendelbo, Belonio, Stove
2010 ~ 2015: Enlightenment – BEIA Project, GACC, Roth, Winter, Harris,
char-making for biochar.
2015 ~ 2020: Onward for dissemination and acceptance by users – Toward
30 million TLUD stoves.
Conclusion (Author’s Comment) – Change of focus onto user acceptance and
carbon into soils.
The web address of the resource page at drtlud.com for downloading the
latest version of the history document (PDF file):
The web address of the latest HTML version of the history document:
http://www.drtlud.com/tlud-history (the HTML copy is not yet finished,
so this link currently redirects to the PDF file download page). The
HTML copy and matching .pdf document with images/photos will be Version
1.3 and will replace the earlier version at this same website address.
Release is expected by the end of this week.
Doc / Dr TLUD / Prof. Paul S. Anderson, PhD
Email: psanders at ilstu.edu
Skype: paultlud Phone: +1-309-452-7072
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