Kon-Tiki flame curtain pyrolysis
The democratisation of biochar production
While most of the biochar produced during the last 5000 years was produced with open fire, modern pyrolysis suppresses the fire. The separation of the carbonisation and the flaming of the pyrolysis gases make pyrolysis technology prone to failure and expensive which is one of the reasons why the biochar technology did not have yet it's breakthrough. The Kon-Tiki flame curtain kiln re-connect biochar making to the ancient wisdom and craft of fire making and combines it with smart design based on modern thermodynamics to produce high quality char with low emissions.
Download the presentation of the Kon-Tiki technology
and enjoy the following films. Further detailed information will follow soon in the Biochar Journal and here on the website.
Some more supplemental material about experiments with different designs and techniques:
Here a short video about the efficiency of the rim shield to avoid smoke emissions
and here the lastest video from Ithaka Australia with skipper Paul Taylor