Hello was at a local sawmill yesterday and got curious later on after i had left about this. in the movie 500 showers heated from one small compost pile how to tutorial http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Jm-c9B2_ew im not sure exactly what they where using here, but i was wondering if the same idea could be done with green sawdust.? i cant get chipped stuff but i can gel lotsa green sawdust...what you folks think.?
Sawdust can tamp down into a suffocating layer, turning the pile anaerobic and resulting in less heat plus foul odors.
If you can include enough material with "loft" (feathers? wool waste?) or otherwise provide for air channels, it shouldcompost just fine.
If your sawdust is more like fine shavings, and less like dust, this is much less of a problem.
You probably know this, but I should also mention that the right mix of "green" and "brown" material is necessary if you want high temperatures; while sawdust with some sap in it is greener than dry wood, it still might benefit if you include materials that are richer in nitrogen.
"the qualities of these bacteria, like the heat of the sun, electricity, or the qualities of metals, are part of the storehouse of knowledge of all men. They are manifestations of the laws of nature, free to all men and reserved exclusively to none." SCOTUS, Funk Bros. Seed Co. v. Kale Inoculant Co.
The Greenhouse of the Future ebook by Francis Gendron