Continuous Feed Pyrolysis Machine

Introducing a continuous-feed biochar retort from China. One unit produces 300 to 600 kg of biochar per hour. This system was funded by the United Nations. The machine is controlled by a PLC (Programmable Logic Controller) which can be adjusted to control temperature and retention time. The operating temperature is between 500 and 650°C. The … Continue reading Continuous Feed Pyrolysis Machine

We need your help!

Dear friends. This is a request for donations - but before you click away please consider it is not for us but for Gbobètô ONG. This NGO recently established a recycling project in Benin. They work in sustainable urban development and specialize in implementing sustainable economic activities which use waste as a source to improve … Continue reading We need your help!

Hand operated briquette press – utilizing waste paper and sawdust

  Firewood dependence for cooking in the developing world has resulted in forests being depleted at a rate of 2.5 to 3% per year. It is here in the poorest parts of the world that villagers spend a good portion of their time gathering wood to cook, heat and make charcoal. To counter this dependence … Continue reading Hand operated briquette press – utilizing waste paper and sawdust

Briquette Producers Workshop – Arusha (Tanzania) 2010

By Vuthisa Vuthisa (South Africa) was invited to participate in the Briquette Producers Workshop held in Arusha, Tanzania between 10 and 14 November, 2010 at Olasiti Garden Lodge. Arusha lies at the base of Mount Meru, one of Africa's highest and most beautiful volcanoes. Apparently after scaling the summit one is met with stunning views … Continue reading Briquette Producers Workshop – Arusha (Tanzania) 2010

Fuel briquettes saves trees and provides income generation for the poor

By Vuthisa Vuthisa (South Africa) supports Legacy Foundation's briquette making process. This page aims to give the reader some background on the road that Legacy Foundation embarked upon in their quest to disseminate briquette making technologies to rural and urban poor all over the world. To date, countless communities in 11 countries have benefited from … Continue reading Fuel briquettes saves trees and provides income generation for the poor