New mobile biochar retort south africa

BKI have been investigating and building Portable Kilns since 2011. We are happy to announce that BKI has finally located a bona fide Mobile Pyrolysis Unit that checks all our boxes of what a Mobile Retort should represent in reality. This unit is completely mobile - in contrast with our low-tech RING17, RING20 and BKI … Continue reading New mobile biochar retort south africa

The history and evolution of VUTHISA products and services

Since the year 2011 at VUTHISA we have been acting upon our Mission statement which is to "Investigate and Disseminate New and Innovative Technologies to Developing Economies". Assist in the transfer of new technologies and developments in the fields of Emerging Energy products and Green Technologies to rural Forestry and Farming communities. Visit our YouTube … Continue reading The history and evolution of VUTHISA products and services

Hand operated briquette press – utilizing waste paper and sawdust

  Firewood dependence for cooking in the developing world has resulted in forests being depleted at a rate of 2.5 to 3% per year. It is here in the poorest parts of the world that villagers spend a good portion of their time gathering wood to cook, heat and make charcoal. To counter this dependence … Continue reading Hand operated briquette press – utilizing waste paper and sawdust

Employing aliens to capture carbon

By Kobus Venter (Extracted from a Green Times article published on 20 February, 2014: http://thegreentimes.co.za/employing-aliens-to-fight-carbon/) Imagine turning thirsty alien invasive trees into biochar.  Biochar is charcoal created by pyrolysis of biomass. This differs from charcoal only in the sense that its primary use is not for fuel, but for biosequestration or atmospheric carbon capture. If … Continue reading Employing aliens to capture carbon