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Scott Arico
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The quote below is from another forum post, but I thought that it was good in illustrating my point:

Justin Jones wrote:
Input: woody biomass

Output:
- char
- heat (in the vein of RMH)


Ideally, I would combine such a system with some sort of willow and/or black locust coppicing system so that I am continuing to generate wood but also have plants pulling mroe carbon into ground and themselves all the time.

I am looking similarly for an efficient way to generate heat and char to stave off the oil demons while building my soil's carbon store. In that line of reasoning, has anyone ever hooked up a wood-gasifier to an RMH? My thinking is that the gas output would burn in the combustion chamber and generate heat (as all fires do), and instead of generating ashes that have minimal carbon and available nutrients, using the biochar from the gasifier to sequester carbon into my soils. Could such a setup create a carbon negative wood stove?

OR, would buring the wood gas in an RMH generate more heat than the apparatus is able to withstand and create a maintanance nightmare?
 
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Scott Arico wrote:The quote below is from another forum post, but I thought that it was good in illustrating my point:

Justin Jones wrote:
Input: woody biomass

Output:
- char
- heat (in the vein of RMH)


Ideally, I would combine such a system with some sort of willow and/or black locust coppicing system so that I am continuing to generate wood but also have plants pulling mroe carbon into ground and themselves all the time.

I am looking similarly for an efficient way to generate heat and char to stave off the oil demons while building my soil's carbon store. In that line of reasoning, has anyone ever hooked up a wood-gasifier to an RMH? My thinking is that the gas output would burn in the combustion chamber and generate heat (as all fires do), and instead of generating ashes that have minimal carbon and available nutrients, using the biochar from the gasifier to sequester carbon into my soils. Could such a setup create a carbon negative wood stove?

OR, would buring the wood gas in an RMH generate more heat than the apparatus is able to withstand and create a maintanance nightmare?


Scott Arico ; Welcome to Permies.com, our sister site Richsoil.com and the Rocket And wood stove and Cob Forum Threads ! With 29,000 Fellow
Members Worldwide you can come here 24 / 7 and hope to find someone who wants to talk about what you want to talk about !

Also you have the [ Search] feature located in the Permies tool kit- 2nd from the top, to search the thousands of posts on just these three topics (and bio-char).

Many members have proposed such a build, it has been creating a long lasting D.I.Y. system for pyrolyzing wood fuels that seems to be the major obstacle now
-the longevity and specifically the ability of a RMH to handle the working temperatures is well settled !

Besides doing a Search of the subjects in our own Permies Cloud, I would like to suggest you find and click on the [My profile] Tab in the permies toolbox.

On the next page you will be helped to post the information about yourself and location you are comfortable with ! This will help find fellow members who are near
neighbors with Rocket, Bio-char, or Cob experience

Obviously, with so many different and inter connected areas to be proficient in the more people that can work in close contact with each other the better !

At this time both Cornell University and one of the Texas universities are working on various parts of the puzzle, with (I Think) the Texas university working on
Bio-char in Hugelculture adaptations !

Please do come back often and share your experiences- remember a picture is worth a thousand words ! For the Good Of the Crafts ! Big AL
 
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One design that crops up is a metal rocket wrapped in a wood filled pyrolisis chamber. The wood insulates as it pyrolisizes.
Not as clean burning as a properly insulated rocket.

 
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