Friday, October 14, 2011

More Rice Hull Charcoal

Being the peak of the rice polishing season, I can get bags and bags of rice hulls. So I have been using them to make more rice hull charcoal for my garden.

I'm hoping to experiment with using sawdust sometime. I think that perhaps very rough sawdust, like from a chainsaw, might work. I don't know if the fine dust from a sawmill would though...

Anyway, enjoy!


  1. I have a friend in Kenya who is experimenting with water hyacinth charcoal as biochar. He makes biomass briquettes out of the weed and trash, and burns them in a pyrolizing stove he calls the "Everything nice" stove. It produces charcoal as a byproduct.Its use as biochar is important because the weeds we are clearing are a large carbon sink.

  2. That sounds like a great use for water hyacinth and weeds. I would love to see some plans for the stove if you have them available.