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charcoal burning

more on charcoal burning


buy locally-produced charcoal
Allotment Forestry
list of UK locally-produced charcoal suppliers
network of small-scale UK charcoal producers
tread lightly: buy British barbecue charcoal
network of small-scale charcoal producers in Hampshire
short articles on small-scale charcoal burning
make your own charcoal in an oil drum
how to make very small batches of charcoal in a bushcraft situation
standards for local charcoal production
making charcoal in oil drums
low-tech charcoal making in India
how to make lump charcoal in an oil drum
how to turn cordwood and brash into saleable product
factsheet on charcoal production, aimed at developing countries, but relevant anywhere
how to make charcoal at home
basic charcoal burning instructions
more detailed manuals on larger-scale charcoal burning
1975 training manual from the International Labour Office
1980 book by A.R. Paddon & A.P. Harker
1986 book by A.R. Paddon
1980 book by W.D.J. Whitehead
free online book: Simple Technologies for Charcoal Making - slanted towards developing countries
making charcoal: the retort method
comparing simple charcoal-production technologies
other information & organisations
have developed a plant to use the gases produced in charcoal burning to drive a turbine for heat and electricity
lots of info about charcoal production in England
free online book: Low-cost Charcoal Gasifiers for Rural Energy Supply
technical article on the art, science and technology of charcoal production
section of a 1942 book
the story of charcoal - chemistry, history and environmental impact
how to choose the best charcoal for a hookah pipe
academic paper - review of technologies for the production & use of charcoal
comparing charcoal and wood-burning cookstoves in the Caribbean
charcoal history
history of charcoal burning in the Forest of Dean
an account of past and present charcoal burners in the New Forest
photo gallery of old pics of charcoal burning
charcoal burning in Anglo-Saxon England
history of charcoal
on charcoal
history of charcoal burning in Surrey - plus general info and photos
barbecues
part I: the pit
part II: the fuel
part III: the meat
how to light a barbecue without firelighters
barbecue recipes, including veggie
the internet BBQ FAQ
barbecue recipes
history of the barbecue
food safety for barbecues
entry for barbecue
the biochar debate
Biochar is charcoal used for carbon sequestration and soil improvement, but large-scale production will require an awful lot of land. Here are some pro- and anti- sites/articles, and you can find many more by searching online
biochar: a multitude of benefits
biochar: is the hype justified?
providing information about biochar production
list of biochar articles and research papers (all positive)
list of biochar articles (all negative)
147 small environmental organisations see large-scale biochar production as a threat to people, land and ecosystems
anti-biochar article by George Monbiot
pro-biochar article by Peter Read
not-for-profit supporting research into biochar
research paper that highlights the environmental risks of large-scale biochar
beware the biochar initiative
entry for biochar