[Gasification] Heat from Compost

David Meed david at meed.ca
Sun Nov 23 12:03:13 CST 2014

On Sun, Nov 23, 2014 at 1:45 PM, Jeff Davis <jeffdavis0124 at gmail.com> wrote:
> http://www.agrilabtech.com/index.html

Sounds similar to http://mb-soft.com/public3/globalzc.html  (that site
has a lot of ideas, but not sure how many work in practice.)

We tried to do this for my son's science fair project about 5 years
ago The principle was composting hay - getting it to a second phase of
bacteria that operate around 150-170 F (if I recall correctly).  (Like
the pile of summer grass clippings that gets hot enough inside to turn
to char.)  It didn't work right. We got a bit of tempeature rise, but
not the 150F we were looking for.  Not sure what we did wrong - maybe
didn't have it insulated well enough to get the heat going to the
point where it was self sustaining or maybe didn't have a good
"bacterial innoculation" since it was the middle of winter and didn't
have any good soil to toss in for starter.

David Meed

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