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Compost Heat Generator tested at PPRI

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Posted by Łukasz Nowacki over 9 years ago

Compost heat generation is one of the most effective ways of harvesting sun's energy through biomass processing.

Compost Heat Generator is a very low cost technology for harvesting sustainable energy from plant biomass without any combustion process. All you need is to form a compost pile around an acummulation tank and introduce a spiral made from plastic tubing. The one below was made in September 2012. The ambient outdoor temperature was + 7 ° C (45 F), water temperature 54 ° C (130 F). Organic wastes are converted into compost, a by-product of this transformation is the heat energy generated by the activity of soil microorganisms. What goes into the system is processed into a fertile soil (humus) and energy. We've used the hot water for powering showers during our workshops. Yes nature works! .. Yes permaculture works!

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