Coppice management for woodfuel of small woodlots

Start with the tree seed - planting your own tree's is the most cost effective investment for long term biomass energy independance.
One 200ksh packet of tree seeds can grow you more then 200 huge acacia trees

growing your own future fuel

processing harvested tree branches into 'firesticks' for charcoal feedstock

drying to to appx. 15% moisture content before carbonization

one month after pruning a 9 year old blue gum tree, new shoots are growing rapidly.

You can use and mix multiple non-tree feedstock sources: coconut husk's, maize cobs etc.                                           
The mini kiln(3,500Ksh)

The large charcoal barrel kiln (12,000ksh) make up to 30kgs of lumpwood charcoal per day from 90kgs of twigs and tree branches
Growing and processing the fuel (charcoal) to fit a Cookswell Jikos, energy saving charcoal oven.

Cook the best bread, pizza, pie's, cakes etc using only a handful of your homemae charcoal! (the large oven at  38,000ksh)

Not only baking; roasting squash, baked sea fish and link sausages cook in only 30min! (the small 2 level oven 10,000ksh) 

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