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Pretty good score today. A factory near me put out a bunch wood scraps. Most are one by two or so, 8 feet long. I took a picture when i loaded half, but my phone went dead after. I got almost twice this much. Mostly pine, but all good for charcoal.
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free wood for biochar making!
free wood for biochar making!
 
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Very nice score Trace!!!  Now I'm going to keep my eyes a bit more open.
 
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I wonder if there's a way to convert wood chips into charcoal/biochar?
 
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D. Nelson wrote:I wonder if there's a way to convert wood chips into charcoal/biochar?



If they're dry you can use one of the biochar making kiln designs.  
 
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One of the most difficult types of wood to deal with, are tree stumps. They kill chainsaws because of mud and hidden rocks. But they could easily be broken down if first turned into charcoal and then struck with a hammer. Probably the easiest type of wood to obtain around the neighbourhood because anyone who has one is likely to want it gone.
 
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I think it is wonderful when someone finds scraps that someone is going to throw away and turns it into something useful like biochar.  Great work.
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