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chad Christopher
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I have had thoughts of creating burn sticks for wood heaters. I want to mix sawdust, wood chips, manure, corn cobs, etc. Make a slurry, spread it over that wavy zinc roofing. And screed it level. Use whichever methods to dry it as a simple solar dehydrator, and break the sticks out like a giant ice cube tray. Before I begin experimenting, is there any knowledge, or concerns behind this idea? Or is this best left to biogas production?

I'm aware of current biomass burners, and yes, I plan on having some type of exhaust heat exchanger, similar to 3rd world crematoriums, to reduce, and maybe eliminate smells.
 
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Chad, manure jerky is not a new or weird idea. It was common for Plains Indians to create Buffalo Chips from the dung/poo of buffalos. For further information, I recommend looking more into the cultures and traditions of First Nations peoples.
 
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When I was traveling in Nepal, I saw lots of sticks and straw bundles covered in dung leaning against walls on sunny days to dry. Seems like a great way to get more BTUs out of small diameter wood while maintaining the convenience of sticks.
 
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