Archive for April, 2010

Controlled testing of TLUD

April 27, 2010

The stove was tested according to water boiling test guidelines… more information on this to follow.

Two feedstocks were chosen to begin with, small sticks and chopped wood. The sticks were found around the site, and gathered quickly, and less than $0.05 worth of purchased wood was burned per test, which was firstly chopped into smaller pieces.

Details about the testing today, have been uploaded onto see:

27.04.2010 wood pieces test of TLUD

Stove testing begins…

April 9, 2010

Today (09/04/2010) we practised using the Anila and the Everything Nice stove, before the controlled testing is carried out.

Small pieces of wood (around 5cm x 2cm) were used, as well as rice straw and cow dung in different amounts. Water was boiled and different lighting methods experimented with – some worked better than others!

Information from today will be used to slightly modify the stove design where required to increase usability / efficiency.

The Anila stove 09/04/2010

The Everything Nice stove 09/04/2010

Stove construction: 06/04/2010

April 8, 2010

Stoves are being made at the Iron Workshop, which is about 15km from Siem Reap town centre.

The Anila stove, and the Everything stove were selected for the project, in addition to the Anderson TLUD, which is already being made at the workshop. More information to follow about the stoves!

Testing will begin on the stoves this week, then they will be deployed into the community for further trials.

Biochar Malaysia 2010

April 1, 2010

Sarah represented the biochar innovation project at this workshop on 25.03.10 at the University of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

It had a varied programme which included the potential of biochars to remediate polluted soils from Dr. Hale and Cornelissen from the Norwegien Geotechnical Institute, and some novel methods of passive sampling for contaminants.

A summary of the networks for biochar research in SE Asia was given by Trevor Richards from the IBI SE Asia group.

A TLUD (version by Anderson) was demonstrated by the workshop host Dr Bachmann from the University of Kuala Lumpur who also discussed the production of biochar from household to industrial scale.

Anderson's TLUD - tested 25.03.10 by Dr Bachmann. Photo courtesy of University of Kuala Lumpur