The U.S. now leads the table in energy waste around the globe. It is also one of the countries that use the most energy, superseded by Canada, Iceland and Finland. While the burden of reducing energy wastage is not only down to the consumer, small continuous energy-saving efforts by every consumer can make a remarkable difference … Continue reading Turning The Heat Down On Your Energy Bills
Since the year 2011 at VUTHISA we have been acting upon our Mission statement which is to "Investigate and Disseminate New and Innovative Technologies to Developing Economies". Assist in the transfer of new technologies and developments in the fields of Emerging Energy products and Green Technologies to rural Forestry and Farming communities. Visit our YouTube … Continue reading The history and evolution of VUTHISA products and services
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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!
VUTHISA has been on the forefront of improving emissions from pyrolysis equipment especially of the type used in developing countries. Herewith our concept document to make sense of the charcoal industry in South Africa. Our study includes the types of systems being used and approximate cost of such systems and market potential of charcoal. … Continue reading Charcoal production techniques in SOUTH AFRICA
In the early 90s General Motors began developing an electric car, but just over 10 years later all proof of their existence was removed. A movie detailing this interesting period of American history was released by Sony Pictures Classics (June, 2006) also on DVD by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, with the title "Who killed the electric … Continue reading Who killed the electric vehicle FULL MOVIE
Biomass beneficiation solution: Vuthisa Biochar Retort The basic Vuthisa Biochar Retort (Kiln Kit) consists of: 4 Main kiln side sections bolted together with 64 x bolt/nut/spring washer assemblies and 128 washers. 4 x Channel Iron air inlets 2 x Collars 1 x Heavy Duty Rounded Flat Lid with Chimney Flange 3 x Open top reconditioned … Continue reading Waste Biomass Beneficiation & Job Creation Solution ~ Vuthisa Biochar Retort
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
We just concluded a successful 3-day Biochar demonstration on two prominent Vineyards in Stellenbosch, Cape Town. See this video of the kiln in action: Also see our updates on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vuthisa/ Best results were achieved by bottom-lighting the kiln. We have drawn up a discussion document for applying Biochar to the soil in vineyards and orchards. … Continue reading Biochar production from Vineyard grape waste
by Kobus Venter Well done to Troy Manufacturing for again being able to translate our drawings into workable solutions. Most components are laser-cut, but many add-ons are hand made. The quality of the welding is also top class. All components are in direct contact with fire so none will be painted. They all come together … Continue reading Sneak preview of our new IP
By Kobus Venter The Vuthisa Biochar Initiative is progressing well thanks to the Energy and Environment Partnership Southern and East Africa funding. EEP-S&EA have partnered with us until July 2015 to fund 50% of our project costs. We were busy setting up a tent for Biochar storage when I noticed a pile of charcoal "fines" … Continue reading Interesting observation – charcoal pile
By Kobus Venter (Extracted from a Green Times article published on 20 February, 2014: http://thegreentimes.co.za/employing-aliens-to-fight-carbon/) Imagine turning thirsty alien invasive trees into biochar. Biochar is charcoal created by pyrolysis of biomass. This differs from charcoal only in the sense that its primary use is not for fuel, but for biosequestration or atmospheric carbon capture. If … Continue reading Employing aliens to capture carbon
By Kobus Venter Welcome to the 'Vuthisa Biochar Initiative' blog page. On this page you will learn more about our project and what we hope to achieve. The project officially kicked off in December 2013. The project actually has many outcomes, but the primary goals are: Create Employment - Up to 30 workers will be … Continue reading The Vuthisa Biochar Initiative