Nano-Spike catalysis; discovery of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory made a little ... by chance! The process makes it possible to obtain ethanol from CO2, electricity and water in the presence of a specific nano-catalyst called Nano-Spike. The reported return on electricity is 60 to 70% which is acceptable provided renewable electricity is used (the process [...]
compressed wood shives (equivalent to large pellet stove does not requireific)
It is a variant of pellets: they are pellets of larger dimensions.
Generally their diameter is of the order of 10 cm (8 to 15 cm) and their length from 10 to 40 cm (very variable according to the manufacturer). The method of manufacture is the same as for the pellets but there is strictly no [...]
The pellets or wood pellets
Called pellets or wood pellets following thethey are manufactured in "pelletizers" from sawdust (usually sawmill waste), it is the most "modern" mode of wood heating.
For the anecdote, their origin is (in spite of what is thought) already "old" because their birth goes back to the end of World War II in [...]
The wood chips for heating
These are wood chips or more less large according to the machine which crushed them: they are therefore pieces of wood shredded. Their length may vary from 1 to 6 cm, and their thickness and width generally do not exceed 2 to 3 cm. Their name comes from the fact that they are generally made directly in the forest during the limbing by means of grinders on the spot but [...]
The firewood logs
Heating meansaditional and ancestral, it is still the most widespread mode of wood heating. It is the one that is the cheapest but also represents the most constraints for the user.
It is usually marketed in stere (stack 1m on 1m on 1m of
logs) or strings (2 cubic meters but varies [...]
Composition ash firewood
Analysis of the ashes reveals the existencemineral or metallic substances taken from the soil by the plant.
In the form of combinations, these substances appear only in small quantities. These are mainly:
- Sulfur, phosphorus, chlorine, silicon, potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron, sodium.
Others do not [...]
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