Clean-burning charcoal

Description: 

Breathing-in smoke from burning wood, agricultural residues and conventional charcoals causes more than 1.5million deaths every year. How can you make fuel that burns cleanly and efficiently? This lesson introduces a way to make clean-burning, long-lasting charcoal from agricultural waste. For some more background, see http://d-lab.mit.edu/sites/default/files/Charcoal_BG.pdf. © Massachusetts Institute of Technology under the Attribution-Non-Commercial 3.0 Creative Commons License. Unless otherwise stated, images are copyright of MIT / MIT D-lab.

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Step 6

Fill the drum this way:

Then follow the directions in this video to carbonize your agricultural waste. 

 

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