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James and the O-Farm talk biochar

Collaboration on-campus!

Although much of our work takes place abroad, we’re always looking for more opportunities to apply our knowledge close to home. Here, James Kennedy discusses the possibility of collaborating with the Dartmouth Organic Farm on a biochar project. (Image courtesy of the Dartmouth Sustainability Office)

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Land Grabs for Biofuels

I’m going to do a shout out to Daniel Bornstein (Dartmouth ’14) who wrote a very interesting article on land grabs in Africa for the purpose of producing exportable biofuels. This is a huge issue as it challenges farmers’ independence and the production sustenance¬†crops. DHE’s Bioenergy Project wants to work with current farmers to figure […]

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Pyrolyzer Team Tests First Pyrolysis Kiln

Yesterday afternoon, the Pyrolyzer team tested the first version of the pyrolysis kiln. We filled the kiln with layers of shredded paper, heavy grained sawdust, small blocks of wood, and crumpled pieces of thick paper, and we used tall pieces of cardboard to provide structural support and airflow. After about 20 minutes of pyrolyzing, we […]

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This Week in DHE (2/5/13)

What’s going on this week in DHE? Not sure how to answer? Thank heavens for our weekly updates! Check out what’s up with your favorite project groups: Marketing and Development¬†continues to work on letters to the USAID and will soon be meeting with professors to seek funding from the National Science Foundation.¬† Also, DHE was […]

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DHE Hydro Team: Building a Furnace

In one of our last blog posts, we discussed how to make a high-quality mold out of fire clay, silica sand, and a special molding box. Yet you can make the most precise mold in the world and ruin it with a mistake in temperature or a bad pour. Several times in our casting history, […]

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