It can also burn plastic and wood without toxic emissions as long as the material—which emits volatile organic compounds when burned—doesn’t exceed 8 percent of the mass being used as fuel, according to Webb.
Phil Stevens wrote:If they left off the TEG that would improve the affordability. Sure looks like a viable option for places where there is a fuel shortage combined with plastic surplus.
Michael Cox wrote:
I would go for something like an oil drum up on blocks, with the top and bottom open. Pack the bottom with a mix of plastic and flammable scraps of wood, cardboard and the like. Pack the top with a layer of twigs, wood etc... anything that is nice and dry that will burn hot and leave an ember. Light the TOP and ensure that the flames spread over the whole area. The barrel acts like a chimney forcing all the gasses to go through the combustion zone. And in your conditions, burning dry material and plastics, it should go hot and fast. Ensure nothing flammable is within a considerable distance, as the radiative heat alone could potentially ignite stuff.