1. 06/01/1980 This guide describes how to operate a transportable charcoal kiln. The kiln is made from sheet metal and can be built by local craftsmen with a workshop which has basic welding, rolling, drilling, and cutting facilities. 18 pages, illustrations, photos
  2. 12/01/1985 This manual shows how the use of simple tools and techniques are applicable in small-scale operations in developing countries to provide fulewood and charcoal. 119 pages, illustrations
  3. 26/04/2019 L'arbre à fièvre (Acacia xanthophloea) est un arbre de taille moyenne à croissance rapide (atteignant 15 à 25 m de hauteur) à l'écorce lisse de couleur vert-jaune. Des épines atteignant 7 cm de long se développent sur le tronc et se densifient dans les branches étalées. On trouve l’arbre à fièvre...
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    05/02/2016 Jusqu’à récemment, le bois de chauffe était pris pour acquis dans le nord de la Thaïlande. Avec de vastes forêts pleines de nombreux types d’arbres, les ménages des hautes terres pouvaient se permettre d’être difficiles concernant le bois qu’ils utilisaient pour la cuisine. Cependant, au cours...
  5. 21/11/2014 The following animation explains the process of developing charcoal filtration systems using sand. It is a simple process that helps to remove many, but not all, pollutants in water that can otherwise cause health problems. Scientific Animations Without Borders (SAWBO) is a Michigan State...
  6. The alternative to digging a pit is to stack the wood above the ground and cover the stack with earth. This method is also very old and is widely used in many countries. One finds many variations of the basic method. Studies have been made in some countries to optimise the design. The Swedish...
  7. Using earth as a shield against oxygen and to insulate the carbonising wood against excessive loss of heat is the oldest system of carbonization and surely goes back to the dawn of history. Even today it is perhaps used to make more charcoal than any other method. It is, therefore, worthy of...
  8. The carbonization stage may be decisive in charcoal production even though it is not the most expensive one. Unless it is carried out as efficiently as possible, it puts the whole operation of charcoal production at risk since low yields in carbonisation reflect back through the whole chain of...
  9. Properly constructed and operated brick kilns are without doubt one of the most effective methods of charcoal production. They have proved themselves over decades of use to be low in capital cost, moderate in labour requirements and capable of giving surprisingly good yields of quality charcoal...
  10. The Tropical Products Institute (TPI), a scientific unit of the Overseas Development Administration, has gained considerable experience in operating transportable metal kilns of various designs both in the U.K. and in many developing countries. The Institute has evolved a kiln design which is...