Charcoal production techniques in SOUTH AFRICA

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. Part … Continue reading Charcoal production techniques in SOUTH AFRICA

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Filing Cabinet Smoker DIY Video

Ever wondered how some butcheries smoke their meat? Build your own cold smoker and experience the thrill of creating your own smoked sausages, chicken fillets, pork ribs, pork belly that can be carved into bacon strips etc; etc. Place a heating source (in our case carbonized Casuarina wood) into the bottom drawer and some wood … Continue reading Filing Cabinet Smoker DIY Video

The Vuthisa Biochar Initiative

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

Charcoal gas stove

By Vuthisa Background This blog post aims to provide the reader with some background on charcoal stove usage as well as charcoal burn characteristics.  Vuthisa developed a unique charcoal stove, able to extract and burn harmful Carbon Monoxide gases inherent to all types of charcoal. We discovered that charcoal use by households is not a … Continue reading Charcoal gas stove

What is a Rocket Stove?

By Vuthisa Dr. Larry Winiarski, now Technical Director of Aprovecho, began developing the Rocket stove in 1980 and invented the principles of the Rocket stove in 1982. The Winiarski Rocket stove's simple design and use of common materials make it easily modified for optimal performance. In the last 29 years, variations of the Rocket stove … Continue reading What is a Rocket Stove?

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

Is it better to burn wood or charcoal?

By Kobus Venter Is it better to burn wood or charcoal? Half the World's population of nearly six billion people prepare their food and heat their homes with coal and the traditional biomass fuels of dung, crop residues, wood and charcoal  (Inheriting the world: The atlas of children's health and the environment, by Bruce Gordon, … Continue reading Is it better to burn wood or charcoal?

Charcoal camping stove saves electricity

This post contains information on an innovative charcoal camping stove