Biochar Workshop

Biochar Stove Building at Veggielution – November 2014

We pulled our resurces and enrolled a few folk to build a biochar stove for Veggielution Community Farm in San Jose. We had two metal barrels to work with, plus a store purchased chimney, an old cookie can and a couple other odds and ends. The result: full barrel load TLUD biochar stove and a kiln! See below for details and make sure to join us next time!

Cutting metal drum 1/3 length wise, with the shorter end having the bottom of the barrel. The shorter end will be part of the TLUD stove, and the left over 2/3 barrel ring is the poor man’s kiln!

Assembled barrels making bulk of the TLUD (top lift up draft) stove, after one of the barrels is cut.

This TLUD will have handles for easier handling. These are attached at the bottom of the stove, for emptying the char out.

Lunch break – delicious food courtesy of Veggielution. Char talk never stops…

Making the sparc arrestor from an old cookie can – it was just the perfect size!

The chimney with stove arrestor assembled.

TLUD at work!

We made only a little bit of char – only partially loaded the stove due to time constraints.

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