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Re: Design [2 Attachments] #technology

Daniel Pidgeon
 

Hi Ed and Michael,

Thanks so much for your reply. Sorry for not posting sooner, paid work is flat out at the moment, so unpaid work like this takes a back seat.

Michael, thank you, I will definitely look into the Warm Heart Malawai Biochar Project. These are exactly the kind of uses and benefits I am looking into it for. Thanks heaps!

Ed, this beastie is most definitely modelled on the sketch you posted further up the thread. Yes, circa 2010. It does not have legs on it yet, but legs and a tight fitting bucket for char removal are definitely on the plans. I have never seen any char making device in action in real life, so wanted to make sure it actually worked before finishing all the extra things.

The inlet for the sawdust/woodchip/branch/offcuts I have actually got pretty sound and almost air tight. A few bits of reo welded onto bolts, through the lid onto nuts welded onto the side of the inlet, with some 'C' section angle welded onto the lid to house fibreglass rope to seal it all up. Not terribly pretty, but sound.

It's the bottom end I am struggling with. How do you go about sealing up the sliding plate to let out the char, but not let out smoke during the burn?

And not to pander to or promote and smugness on your part :o) but the only thing I borrowed from Hookway was to insulate it which I had not seen on yours, and also his smoke feeder pipe. It's a 25mm pipe which takes smoke from the top of the retort chamber, straight down into the top of the burn chamber. My logic was that it might work better than your holes in the bottom to let in the smoke, because smoke rises, so it wouldn't have to fill the whole retort down. I've found that the lower parts of the sawdust didn't char, which might have charred properly if the smoke could have escaped right at the bottom. Maybe. I'll try holes underneath when I fire it up next time.

Anyway,thanks so much for your help. I will definitely look into the Pipe TLUD. Thanks heaps!

Daniel


Re: Yahoo Groups changes #admin

Hugh McLaughlin
 

The list members,  grateful and ungrateful, and to Tom for his selfless hosting over many years,

This list serves many purposes,  but seeking flawless justice is not one of them. I have witnessed countless threads that drift in and out of reality based on the perspective of the writer, but the composite good justifies tolerance. If one suspects censoring, I recommend rewriting the concepts with a bit more content and less opinion.

If that does not work, then I must remind you: Never try to teach a pig to sing. It wastes your time and annoys the pig.

Your humble servant,

Hugh McLaughlin, PhD, PE

PS: If this makes it through, I submit it as proof there is no censorship,  as this has nothing remotely relating to biochar.

On Nov 2, 2019 22:49, "Geoff Thomas wind@... [biochar]" <biochar@...> wrote:
 

Hi Tom, thanks for answering me personally, - also I am glad to hear that you did not censor me, and apologise for so suspecting.


However I doubt that blaming cyberspace is the only answer, - sometimes my comment has been deep in a discussion and then removed with the folk on either side untouched.
I know this is possible but I feel it is dishonest and cowardly, - if you disagree, say so, if you are not interested, ignore, - fine, but to disagree and have no answer but be so convinced in your egotism that you are somehow superior you can just remove the other point of view is just not acceptable behaviour if you wish to remain in a discussion group IMHO.
That is why I say “Bigoted Censorship” as all censorship undertaken in that fashion is bigoted.

Cheers,
Geoff.

On 3 Nov 2019, at 8:00 am, tmiles@... [biochar] <biochar@...> wrote:


Geoff, 

 

Your claim of “bigoted censorship” is unfounded. If you have sent a message and it has not appeared on the list then it has been lost in cyberspace through no administrative intervention. It happens to all of us. If your posts are ignored or contested then the response has come from the online community. Your posts are “moderated” by the community response. We only intervene when someone makes rude and personal attacks on other list members. 

 

I created this list in 2006 at the request of Ron Larson and the late Eric Knight to support the International Biochar Initiative meeting in Terrigal, Australia, in 2007. It was rewarding to see the progress that has been made in the science and practical application of biochar at the recent Australia New Zealand Biochar Initiative 2019 Study Tour in Victoria and Conference in Melbourne. We saw examples from the small farm scale (Kon Tiki at an agroforestry site, biochar stoves in Vanuatu) to small scale industrial production (Rainbow Bee Eater at Holla Fresh greenhouse) and the use of industrial byproduct biochar in feed and orchard production (PowBrook Farms). A lot of creative ideas were on display which are both in concept and in production.

 

The  biochar community has supported a wide spectrum of ideas. We know that some have suppressed or denigrated biochar research and products but that is to be expected in a competitive landscape. We welcome healthy constructive criticism.        

 

Tom 

List Owner 

 

From: biochar@... <biochar@...
Sent: Saturday, November 02, 2019 2:29 AM
To: biochar@...
Subject: Re: Re: [biochar] Yahoo Groups changes

 

  

I wonder could it be a more community based in the future, ?  -  whilst I honour the list owner over the years, and all the work required therein, i have found, upon myself, and seen others also to be subjected  to,  quite bigoted censorship, with no explanation, and I can’t see that that is a progressive step, as new ideas need to grow, - not be censored  by old ideas. 

 

This suggestion I make in full acknowledgement of great past work, and that it meant we all had not to  pay any money,  -  the which is a bottomline requirement for any new ideas.  -  People having new ideas should not have to meet an astounding array of costs as it is often that such folk have no money because the Society we live in has no mechanism to support new ideas, except greedies who want to take over the new idea and mint money therefrom. 

Often, the new idea threatens old innefficient ideas, so rather than implement the new idea, it is buried, and if any on this list  doubts that, I have some bridges into swampland to sell you. 

  Cheers,

Geoff. 

 

On 2 Nov 2019, at 12:04 pm, tmiles@... [biochar] <biochar@...> wrote:

 

 

Balz, 

 

I will move the list to the Google server. You may get an invitation which you must accept to join the list on the new server. I’ll try to get it done this week. 

 

Thanks

 

Tom 

 

From: biochar@... <biochar@...
Sent: Friday, November 01, 2019 5:54 PM
To: biochar@...
Subject: Re: [biochar] Re: Yahoo Groups changes

 

  

Dear admins

 

Can somebody explain in non-computer words what are the consequences of this discussion. 

Is there action from ordinary users (like me) required, that would like to follow the discussions posted in this group also in the future?

 

Thank you for a short answer

 

Regards Balz

 


Am 02.11.2019 um 01:06 schrieb Darren mail@... [biochar] <biochar@...>:

  

I dont like either Facebook or Googles business models/practices.
Think Facebook would be a particularly bad choice as it requires folks to create an account there and have to check in regularly to view posts (rather than getting emails)

I'd recommend using https://www.freelists.org/

On 30 October 2019 00:42:39 GMT, "tmiles@trmiles..com [biochar]" <biochar@...> wrote:

I have hosted private lists for 25 years. There are some fairly heavy costs now associated private lists since you need security. That has been an advantage of Yahoogroups. I might take the list to Googlegroups or to FB.  

 

Tom

List Owner

 

From: biochar@yahoogroups..com <biochar@...
Sent: Tuesday, October 29, 2019 11:41 AM
To: biochar@...
Subject: [biochar] Re: Yahoo Groups changes

 

  

Yes, I see that -- no more user-posted content. I wonder if a private FB group or some other host would work better than Yahoo. Just a thought..


-- 
Sent from my K-9/p
p on Android.

 

 





Re: Yahoo Groups changes #admin

Geoff Thomas
 

Hi Tom, thanks for answering me personally, - also I am glad to hear that you did not censor me, and apologise for so suspecting.

However I doubt that blaming cyberspace is the only answer, - sometimes my comment has been deep in a discussion and then removed with the folk on either side untouched.
I know this is possible but I feel it is dishonest and cowardly, - if you disagree, say so, if you are not interested, ignore, - fine, but to disagree and have no answer but be so convinced in your egotism that you are somehow superior you can just remove the other point of view is just not acceptable behaviour if you wish to remain in a discussion group IMHO.
That is why I say “Bigoted Censorship” as all censorship undertaken in that fashion is bigoted.

Cheers,
Geoff.

On 3 Nov 2019, at 8:00 am, tmiles@... [biochar] <biochar@...> wrote:


Geoff, 

 

Your claim of “bigoted censorship” is unfounded. If you have sent a message and it has not appeared on the list then it has been lost in cyberspace through no administrative intervention. It happens to all of us. If your posts are ignored or contested then the response has come from the online community. Your posts are “moderated” by the community response. We only intervene when someone makes rude and personal attacks on other list members. 

 

I created this list in 2006 at the request of Ron Larson and the late Eric Knight to support the International Biochar Initiative meeting in Terrigal, Australia, in 2007. It was rewarding to see the progress that has been made in the science and practical application of biochar at the recent Australia New Zealand Biochar Initiative 2019 Study Tour in Victoria and Conference in Melbourne. We saw examples from the small farm scale (Kon Tiki at an agroforestry site, biochar stoves in Vanuatu) to small scale industrial production (Rainbow Bee Eater at Holla Fresh greenhouse) and the use of industrial byproduct biochar in feed and orchard production (PowBrook Farms). A lot of creative ideas were on display which are both in concept and in production.

 

The  biochar community has supported a wide spectrum of ideas. We know that some have suppressed or denigrated biochar research and products but that is to be expected in a competitive landscape. We welcome healthy constructive criticism.        

 

Tom 

List Owner 

 

From: biochar@... <biochar@...> 
Sent: Saturday, November 02, 2019 2:29 AM
To: biochar@...
Subject: Re: Re: [biochar] Yahoo Groups changes

 

  

I wonder could it be a more community based in the future, ?  -  whilst I honour the list owner over the years, and all the work required therein, i have found, upon myself, and seen others also to be subjected  to,  quite bigoted censorship, with no explanation, and I can’t see that that is a progressive step, as new ideas need to grow, - not be censored  by old ideas. 

 

This suggestion I make in full acknowledgement of great past work, and that it meant we all had not to  pay any money,  -  the which is a bottomline requirement for any new ideas.  -  People having new ideas should not have to meet an astounding array of costs as it is often that such folk have no money because the Society we live in has no mechanism to support new ideas, except greedies who want to take over the new idea and mint money therefrom. 

Often, the new idea threatens old innefficient ideas, so rather than implement the new idea, it is buried, and if any on this list  doubts that, I have some bridges into swampland to sell you. 

  Cheers,

Geoff. 

 

On 2 Nov 2019, at 12:04 pm, tmiles@... [biochar] <biochar@...> wrote:

 

 

Balz, 

 

I will move the list to the Google server. You may get an invitation which you must accept to join the list on the new server. I’ll try to get it done this week. 

 

Thanks

 

Tom 

 

From: biochar@... <biochar@...> 
Sent: Friday, November 01, 2019 5:54 PM
To: biochar@...
Subject: Re: [biochar] Re: Yahoo Groups changes

 

  

Dear admins

 

Can somebody explain in non-computer words what are the consequences of this discussion. 

Is there action from ordinary users (like me) required, that would like to follow the discussions posted in this group also in the future?

 

Thank you for a short answer

 

Regards Balz

 


Am 02.11.2019 um 01:06 schrieb Darren mail@... [biochar] <biochar@...>:

  

I dont like either Facebook or Googles business models/practices.
Think Facebook would be a particularly bad choice as it requires folks to create an account there and have to check in regularly to view posts (rather than getting emails)

I'd recommend using https://www.freelists.org/

On 30 October 2019 00:42:39 GMT, "tmiles@trmiles..com [biochar]" <biochar@...> wrote:

I have hosted private lists for 25 years. There are some fairly heavy costs now associated private lists since you need security. That has been an advantage of Yahoogroups. I might take the list to Googlegroups or to FB.  

 

Tom

List Owner

 

From: biochar@yahoogroups..com <biochar@...> 
Sent: Tuesday, October 29, 2019 11:41 AM
To: biochar@...
Subject: [biochar] Re: Yahoo Groups changes

 

  

Yes, I see that -- no more user-posted content. I wonder if a private FB group or some other host would work better than Yahoo. Just a thought..


-- 
Sent from my K-9/p
p on Android.

 

 




Re: Yahoo Groups changes #admin

Tom Miles
 

Geoff,

 

Your claim of “bigoted censorship” is unfounded. If you have sent a message and it has not appeared on the list then it has been lost in cyberspace through no administrative intervention. It happens to all of us. If your posts are ignored or contested then the response has come from the online community. Your posts are “moderated” by the community response. We only intervene when someone makes rude and personal attacks on other list members.

 

I created this list in 2006 at the request of Ron Larson and the late Eric Knight to support the International Biochar Initiative meeting in Terrigal, Australia, in 2007. It was rewarding to see the progress that has been made in the science and practical application of biochar at the recent Australia New Zealand Biochar Initiative 2019 Study Tour in Victoria and Conference in Melbourne. We saw examples from the small farm scale (Kon Tiki at an agroforestry site, biochar stoves in Vanuatu) to small scale industrial production (Rainbow Bee Eater at Holla Fresh greenhouse) and the use of industrial byproduct biochar in feed and orchard production (PowBrook Farms). A lot of creative ideas were on display which are both in concept and in production.

 

The  biochar community has supported a wide spectrum of ideas. We know that some have suppressed or denigrated biochar research and products but that is to be expected in a competitive landscape. We welcome healthy constructive criticism.        

 

Tom

List Owner

 

From: biochar@...
Sent: Saturday, November 02, 2019 2:29 AM
To: biochar@...
Subject: Re: Re: [biochar] Yahoo Groups changes

 

 

I wonder could it be a more community based in the future, ?  -  whilst I honour the list owner over the years, and all the work required therein, i have found, upon myself, and seen others also to be subjected  to,  quite bigoted censorship, with no explanation, and I can’t see that that is a progressive step, as new ideas need to grow, - not be censored  by old ideas. 

 

This suggestion I make in full acknowledgement of great past work, and that it meant we all had not to  pay any money,  -  the which is a bottomline requirement for any new ideas.  -  People having new ideas should not have to meet an astounding array of costs as it is often that such folk have no money because the Society we live in has no mechanism to support new ideas, except greedies who want to take over the new idea and mint money therefrom. 

Often, the new idea threatens old innefficient ideas, so rather than implement the new idea, it is buried, and if any on this list  doubts that, I have some bridges into swampland to sell you. 

  Cheers,

Geoff. 

 

On 2 Nov 2019, at 12:04 pm, tmiles@... [biochar] <biochar@...> wrote:

 

 

Balz, 

 

I will move the list to the Google server. You may get an invitation which you must accept to join the list on the new server. I’ll try to get it done this week. 

 

Thanks

 

Tom 

 

From: biochar@... <biochar@...> 
Sent: Friday, November 01, 2019 5:54 PM
To: biochar@...
Subject: Re: [biochar] Re: Yahoo Groups changes

 

  

Dear admins

 

Can somebody explain in non-computer words what are the consequences of this discussion. 

Is there action from ordinary users (like me) required, that would like to follow the discussions posted in this group also in the future?

 

Thank you for a short answer

 

Regards Balz

 


Am 02.11.2019 um 01:06 schrieb Darren mail@... [biochar] <biochar@...>:

  

I dont like either Facebook or Googles business models/practices.
Think Facebook would be a particularly bad choice as it requires folks to create an account there and have to check in regularly to view posts (rather than getting emails)

I'd recommend using https://www.freelists.org/

On 30 October 2019 00:42:39 GMT, "tmiles@... [biochar]" <biochar@...> wrote:

I have hosted private lists for 25 years. There are some fairly heavy costs now associated private lists since you need security. That has been an advantage of Yahoogroups. I might take the list to Googlegroups or to FB.  

 

Tom

List Owner

 

From: biochar@yahoogroups..com <biochar@...> 
Sent: Tuesday, October 29, 2019 11:41 AM
To: biochar@...
Subject: [biochar] Re: Yahoo Groups changes

 

  

Yes, I see that -- no more user-posted content. I wonder if a private FB group or some other host would work better than Yahoo. Just a thought..


-- 
Sent from my K-9/p
p on Android.

 

 


Re: Yahoo Groups changes #admin

Geoff Thomas
 

I wonder could it be a more community based in the future, ?  -  whilst I honour the list owner over the years, and all the work required therein, i have found, upon myself, and seen others also to be subjected  to,  quite bigoted censorship, with no explanation, and I can’t see that that is a progressive step, as new ideas need to grow, - not be censored  by old ideas. 
 
This suggestion I make in full acknowledgement of great past work, and that it meant we all had not to  pay any money,  -  the which is a bottomline requirement for any new ideas.  -  People having new ideas should not have to meet an astounding array of costs as it is often that such folk have no money because the Society we live in has no mechanism to support new ideas, except greedies who want to take over the new idea and mint money therefrom. 
Often, the new idea threatens old innefficient ideas, so rather than implement the new idea, it is buried, and if any on this list  doubts that, I have some bridges into swampland to sell you. 
  Cheers,
Geoff. 

On 2 Nov 2019, at 12:04 pm, tmiles@... [biochar] <biochar@...> wrote:


Balz, 

 

I will move the list to the Google server. You may get an invitation which you must accept to join the list on the new server. I’ll try to get it done this week. 

 

Thanks

 

Tom 

 

From: biochar@... <biochar@...> 
Sent: Friday, November 01, 2019 5:54 PM
To: biochar@...
Subject: Re: [biochar] Re: Yahoo Groups changes

 

  

Dear admins

 

Can somebody explain in non-computer words what are the consequences of this discussion. 

Is there action from ordinary users (like me) required, that would like to follow the discussions posted in this group also in the future?

 

Thank you for a short answer

 

Regards Balz

 


Am 02.11.2019 um 01:06 schrieb Darren mail@... [biochar] <biochar@...>:

  

I dont like either Facebook or Googles business models/practices.
Think Facebook would be a particularly bad choice as it requires folks to create an account there and have to check in regularly to view posts (rather than getting emails)

I'd recommend using https://www.freelists.org/

On 30 October 2019 00:42:39 GMT, "tmiles@... [biochar]" <biochar@...> wrote:

I have hosted private lists for 25 years. There are some fairly heavy costs now associated private lists since you need security. That has been an advantage of Yahoogroups. I might take the list to Googlegroups or to FB.  

 

Tom

List Owner

 

From: biochar@yahoogroups..com <biochar@...> 
Sent: Tuesday, October 29, 2019 11:41 AM
To: biochar@...
Subject: [biochar] Re: Yahoo Groups changes

 

  

Yes, I see that -- no more user-posted content. I wonder if a private FB group or some other host would work better than Yahoo. Just a thought..


-- 
Sent from my K-9/p≡p on Android.




Re: Yahoo Groups changes #admin

Tom Miles
 

Thanks for the suggestion. I’ll look into freelists.

 

Tom

 

From: biochar@...
Sent: Friday, November 01, 2019 5:06 PM
To: biochar@...
Subject: RE: [biochar] Re: Yahoo Groups changes

 

 

I dont like either Facebook or Googles business models/practices.
Think Facebook would be a particularly bad choice as it requires folks to create an account there and have to check in regularly to view posts (rather than getting emails)

I'd recommend using https://www.freelists.org/

On 30 October 2019 00:42:39 GMT, "tmiles@... [biochar]" <biochar@...> wrote:

I have hosted private lists for 25 years. There are some fairly heavy costs now associated private lists since you need security. That has been an advantage of Yahoogroups. I might take the list to Googlegroups or to FB.  

 

Tom

List Owner

 

From: biochar@yahoogroups..com <biochar@...>
Sent: Tuesday, October 29, 2019 11:41 AM
To: biochar@...
Subject: [biochar] Re: Yahoo Groups changes

 

 

Yes, I see that -- no more user-posted content. I wonder if a private FB group or some other host would work better than Yahoo. Just a thought.


--
Sent from my K-9/p≡p on Android.


Re: Yahoo Groups changes #admin

Tom Miles
 

Balz,

 

I will move the list to the Google server. You may get an invitation which you must accept to join the list on the new server. I’ll try to get it done this week.

 

Thanks

 

Tom

 

From: biochar@...
Sent: Friday, November 01, 2019 5:54 PM
To: biochar@...
Subject: Re: [biochar] Re: Yahoo Groups changes

 

 

Dear admins

 

Can somebody explain in non-computer words what are the consequences of this discussion. 

Is there action from ordinary users (like me) required, that would like to follow the discussions posted in this group also in the future?

 

Thank you for a short answer

 

Regards Balz

 


Am 02.11.2019 um 01:06 schrieb Darren mail@... [biochar] <biochar@...>:

 

I dont like either Facebook or Googles business models/practices.
Think Facebook would be a particularly bad choice as it requires folks to create an account there and have to check in regularly to view posts (rather than getting emails)

I'd recommend using https://www.freelists.org/

On 30 October 2019 00:42:39 GMT, "tmiles@... [biochar]" <biochar@...> wrote:

I have hosted private lists for 25 years. There are some fairly heavy costs now associated private lists since you need security. That has been an advantage of Yahoogroups. I might take the list to Googlegroups or to FB.  

 

Tom

List Owner

 

From: biochar@yahoogroups..com <biochar@...>
Sent: Tuesday, October 29, 2019 11:41 AM
To: biochar@...
Subject: [biochar] Re: Yahoo Groups changes

 

 

Yes, I see that -- no more user-posted content. I wonder if a private FB group or some other host would work better than Yahoo. Just a thought.


--
Sent from my K-9/p≡p on Android.


Re: Yahoo Groups changes #admin

Balz Baur
 

Dear admins

Can somebody explain in non-computer words what are the consequences of this discussion. 
Is there action from ordinary users (like me) required, that would like to follow the discussions posted in this group also in the future?

Thank you for a short answer

Regards Balz



Am 02.11.2019 um 01:06 schrieb Darren mail@... [biochar] <biochar@...>:

 

I dont like either Facebook or Googles business models/practices.
Think Facebook would be a particularly bad choice as it requires folks to create an account there and have to check in regularly to view posts (rather than getting emails)

I'd recommend using https://www.freelists.org/

On 30 October 2019 00:42:39 GMT, "tmiles@... [biochar]" <biochar@...> wrote:

I have hosted private lists for 25 years. There are some fairly heavy costs now associated private lists since you need security. That has been an advantage of Yahoogroups. I might take the list to Googlegroups or to FB.  

 

Tom

List Owner

 

From: biochar@yahoogroups..com <biochar@...>
Sent: Tuesday, October 29, 2019 11:41 AM
To: biochar@...
Subject: [biochar] Re: Yahoo Groups changes

 

 

Yes, I see that -- no more user-posted content. I wonder if a private FB group or some other host would work better than Yahoo. Just a thought.


--
Sent from my K-9/p≡p on Android.


Re: Yahoo Groups changes #admin

ukdarren2002
 

I dont like either Facebook or Googles business models/practices.
Think Facebook would be a particularly bad choice as it requires folks to create an account there and have to check in regularly to view posts (rather than getting emails)

I'd recommend using https://www.freelists.org/


On 30 October 2019 00:42:39 GMT, "tmiles@... [biochar]" wrote:

I have hosted private lists for 25 years. There are some fairly heavy costs now associated private lists since you need security. That has been an advantage of Yahoogroups. I might take the list to Googlegroups or to FB.  

 

Tom

List Owner

 

From: biochar@yahoogroups..com
Sent: Tuesday, October 29, 2019 11:41 AM
To: biochar@...
Subject: [biochar] Re: Yahoo Groups changes

 

 

Yes, I see that -- no more user-posted content. I wonder if a private FB group or some other host would work better than Yahoo. Just a thought.


--
Sent from my K-9/p≡p on Android.


Re: Woodgas Emission Reduction are now officially available #stoves

Eric Ayers <ericzundel@...>
 

Congratulations Paul!  Just in time for end of the year tax considerations!


On Fri, Nov 1, 2019 at 5:00 AM 'Anderson, Paul' psanders@... [biochar] <biochar@...> wrote:
 

Stovers and biochar enthusiasts,     (Information item about new project activities and financial needs.  One-time announcement, so I rely on others to do the discussion and forwarding to others.)

 

After many months of  preparations of both the stove work in India and the website and blockchain digital efforts, Juntos Energy Solutions (Juntos NFP) today announces the availability of carbon offset credits called Woodgas Emission Reduction (WER) units of a ton of CO2e.  Approximately 3000 are available.  And they represent many advantages to the households in addition to the CO2e emission reductions.

 

Please go to the website    www.JuntosNFP.org    to see the approach and read the supporting documentation.   Then, if you are so inclined, please consider to do one or more of the following positive actions on behalf of impoverished people (getting the benefits of the Woodgas TLUD stoves) and the world’s climate:

 

1.  Purchase (qualifies as a donation under USA tax law) one or more WER unit.  The price is US$20 per carbon credit.

 

2.  Donate for a stove or two or more to be used in the TLUD stove project.  ($40 per stove)

 

3.  Consider being a “guarantor” for funding of loans for stove projects.  (See separate message about loan details) .

 

4.  ESPECIALLY THIS ACTION:   Please tell your friends about this message (or forward to them with your own supporting message).

 

NOTE:  This is an Information item about new developments in projects and financial needs.  I will not be repeating this one-time announcement, so I rely on others to do the discussion and forwarding to others.  I can be contacted directly at   psanders@...  )

 

Thank you for your consideration of assistance of the nonprofit efforts of Juntos Energy Solutions NFP.

 

Paul

 

Doc / Dr TLUD / Paul S. Anderson, PhD

Exec. Dir. of Juntos Energy Solutions NFP

Email:  psanders@...       Skype:   paultlud

Phone:  Office: 309-452-7072    Mobile: 309-531-4434

Website:   www.drtlud.com

 


Woodgas Emission Reduction are now officially available #stoves

Paul S Anderson
 

Stovers and biochar enthusiasts,     (Information item about new project activities and financial needs.  One-time announcement, so I rely on others to do the discussion and forwarding to others.)

 

After many months of  preparations of both the stove work in India and the website and blockchain digital efforts, Juntos Energy Solutions (Juntos NFP) today announces the availability of carbon offset credits called Woodgas Emission Reduction (WER) units of a ton of CO2e.  Approximately 3000 are available.  And they represent many advantages to the households in addition to the CO2e emission reductions.

 

Please go to the website    www.JuntosNFP.org    to see the approach and read the supporting documentation.   Then, if you are so inclined, please consider to do one or more of the following positive actions on behalf of impoverished people (getting the benefits of the Woodgas TLUD stoves) and the world’s climate:

 

1.  Purchase (qualifies as a donation under USA tax law) one or more WER unit.  The price is US$20 per carbon credit.

 

2.  Donate for a stove or two or more to be used in the TLUD stove project.  ($40 per stove)

 

3.  Consider being a “guarantor” for funding of loans for stove projects.  (See separate message about loan details) .

 

4.  ESPECIALLY THIS ACTION:   Please tell your friends about this message (or forward to them with your own supporting message).

 

NOTE:  This is an Information item about new developments in projects and financial needs.  I will not be repeating this one-time announcement, so I rely on others to do the discussion and forwarding to others.  I can be contacted directly at   psanders@...  )

 

Thank you for your consideration of assistance of the nonprofit efforts of Juntos Energy Solutions NFP.

 

Paul

 

Doc / Dr TLUD / Paul S. Anderson, PhD

Exec. Dir. of Juntos Energy Solutions NFP

Email:  psanders@...       Skype:   paultlud

Phone:  Office: 309-452-7072    Mobile: 309-531-4434

Website:   www.drtlud.com

 


Special Issue: Bioenergy and Biochar #reference

Dimitrios Kalderis
 

Dear friends and colleagues,

All types of biomass, and their waste, comprised one the pillars of the pre-industrial, pre-fossil fuel, agriculture-based economies of the past. Traditional practices of biomass waste management were applied, but not necessarily in a sophisticated and efficient way, and covered all the way up from agricultural activities to food production, animal feed, natural fibre separation as well as processing of forest-wood. The modern bioeconomy sector, though, includes new circular economy energy and materials streams of added value products, such as gaseous, liquid and solid biofuels and bioenergy generation routes, and biochar production, along with all the previously mentioned traditional bioeconomy emerged products.

The aim of this Special Issue is to include the latest bioenergy and biochar advancements and incorporation to a bioeconomy in transition. This Special Issue focuses on nature, properties, upgrading and bioenergy generation processes from all types of biomass waste and biochars originating from biomass waste. Overviews of international ongoing and collaborative, transdisciplinary research projects, technology transfer and policy development in the field are also welcome. A transdisciplinary approach in order to examine, explore and critically engage with issues, advances and barriers of the attempt are also encouraged.
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2020.

Dr. Dimitrios Kalderis
Guest Editor

Dr. Vasiliki Skoulou
co-Guest Editor



Re: Yahoo Groups changes #admin

Tom Miles
 

Glenn,

 

Thanks for the information. I’m also in the Soil Health group. I pay far more that $220 to run lists on my private domain so Google groups might be a good choice.  

 

Tom

 

From: biochar@...
Sent: Wednesday, October 30, 2019 5:15 AM
To: biochar@...
Subject: RE: [biochar] Re: Yahoo Groups changes

 

 

I'm in another Yahoo Group, SoilandHealth, which just migrated to Groups.io. Supposedly all the postings have been moved and will be accessible via search. It seems the cost is $220 / year, at least for the first year. Cost may go to zero after the first year?

 

Yes, it costs something. SoilandHealth has a sponsoring source of income, a non-profit on-line library, so the $220 is not an issue.

 

Just another possibility to check out. I will be available if you want to check it out further after I can attest to the data migration (posts, files, links, and maybe attachments).

 

 

Glenn Atkisson

 


Re: BIOmass CHAR...... #feedstock

mikethewormguy
 

gordon,

some of the attributes that we like from charred hard wood pellets include the physical stability, microbial growth substrate, ease of spreading, and it's shape.

we have used a blend of microbially enriched (ME) charred wood pellets and pelleted chicken compost, as well as, a blend of ME charred wood pellets and pelletized spent mushroom substrate/char powder, as soil additives, for our veggee production which resulted in a statistically significant number of yums from those who ate the harvest......

let us know how we can be of service......

mike





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Re: BIOmass CHAR...... #feedstock

Gordon West
 

Mike,

Yes, we bought a 15HP Chinese pellet machine and are using a 3/8” die. The main objective was to pelletize thinning slash, which is otherwise of negative value, and create a densified storable, transportable feedstock for building heating and process heat (char making co-product). Normally slash is too low in bulk density and consistency to be worth messing with. The first run of juniper slash pellets are fairly low density (25#/cf) but they are holding together well. I think the moisture content was a bit high and we expect to get to 35# at lower MC, which will be fine. I’m told by a “real" pellet guy that we’ll save electricity and the dies will last longer at 35# rather than 40# (the normal pellet stove density). 

These pellets would not be good for ordinary pellet stoves because they are “dirty”. But we want them to be used to make char, so not a problem.

Gordon 




On Oct 31, 2019, at 7:13 AM, mikethewormguy mikethewormguy@... [biochar] <biochar@...> wrote:


gordon,

are you doing the pelleting.. ?

mike



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Re: BIOmass CHAR...... #feedstock

mikethewormguy
 

gordon,

are you doing the pelleting.. ?

mike



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Re: Yahoo Groups changes #admin

James Bledsoe
 

Google groups seem to be a reasonable alternative. 
Can the archive be transferred? 

On Fri, Oct 18, 2019 at 7:06 PM Derryl Cocks derryl.cocks@... [biochar] <biochar@...> wrote:
 

Hi All

Did anyone notice that Yahoo Groups is downgrading its features?

You will no longer will be able to store files.

What is going to happen to this group?

Is the moderator thinking of moving the group to google or groups.io?

Derryl


Re: BIOmass CHAR...... #feedstock

Gordon West
 

We are using pecan shells, wood chips, and most recently pelletized juniper slash. One of our main objectives is to utilize waste from thinning and fuels reduction projects - the kind of material that is burning in California right now, for instance.

Gordon West
The Trollworks
503 N. “E” Street
Silver City, NM 88061
575-537-3689

An entrepreneur sees problems as the seeds of opportunity.





On Oct 23, 2019, at 5:09 PM, mikethewormguy mikethewormguy@... [biochar] <biochar@...> wrote:


curious to know how many folks are using wheat straw char, bone char, wood char, and other biomass chars....

wood char is only one type of char.......



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Re: Yahoo Groups changes #admin

Glenn Atkisson
 

I'm in another Yahoo Group, SoilandHealth, which just migrated to Groups.io. Supposedly all the postings have been moved and will be accessible via search. It seems the cost is $220 / year, at least for the first year. Cost may go to zero after the first year?

Yes, it costs something. SoilandHealth has a sponsoring source of income, a non-profit on-line library, so the $220 is not an issue.

Just another possibility to check out. I will be available if you want to check it out further after I can attest to the data migration (posts, files, links, and maybe attachments).


Glenn Atkisson


Re: Regarding Pyrolysis Unit #technology

Paul S Anderson
 

Dear Manish,

 

Many of us are able to help in different ways.   But we really need more information from you about your vision of what you want, and include info about the biomass and you intended budget and target result.f

 

For starters about what I can do to assist, please see my July presentation about “Farm-scale production of biochar….”  It is at  www.drtlud.com/resources   .    But you might want something totally different.   That is why we request more info from you.

 

Paul         Headed to the CCA Forum on cookstoves in Nairobi, Kenya.

 

Doc / Dr TLUD / Paul S. Anderson, PhD

Exec. Dir. of Juntos Energy Solutions NFP

Email:  psanders@...       Skype:   paultlud

Phone:  Office: 309-452-7072    Mobile: 309-531-4434

Website:   www.drtlud.com

 

From: biochar@... <biochar@...>
Sent: Tuesday, October 29, 2019 12:01 AM
To: Biochar Group <biochar@...>
Subject: [biochar] Regarding Pyrolysis Unit

 

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Dear Biochar Fraternity,

Greeting from India!

Can any of you share the information about "Pyrolysis Unit" design and its operation for biomass/and waste pyrolysis? Also, if any expert can share and throw light about the techno-commercial studies about the pyrolysis plant. I look forward to feedback and guidance, as we are planning to set-up a pilot plant unit for R & D purposes with commercial importance.

With best wishes and regards,

Dr. Manish Kumar

 

MANISH KUMAR

Scientist,

Institute of Mineral and Material Technology (IMMT), CSIR

Bhubaneswar (orissa)

Pin- 751013

Phone:+91-94380 38409

 

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