August 19 - 20, 2016
Location: Aprovecho Research Center - Blue Mountain Campus

Assembling on Friday, 19 August 2016, during the final hours of Summer Stove Camp at Aprovecho, Dr. Paul Anderson, Dr. Paul Taylor, and others will lead a two-day gathering focused on a broad array of char production technologies and related devices. This is a hands-on experience with discussions, experiments, and development of farm-size char-making units (DIY pyrolizers and commercially available units costing less than $3000), barrel-size char makers, kilns, retorts, flame curtain pyrolysis, TLUD cookstoves, and more. Device-related considerations include size, safety, construction materials, designs (cones, pyramids, covered barrel – C4 kiln, earth pits, etc.), labor of operation, quenching alternatives, fuel options, yield of char, char characteristics, and uses of available heat.

On Friday evening, all participants will be treated to a meal featuring food cooked by char-making stoves.

Here is a link to the PDF file containing the Schedule for the 2016 Char Production Gathering. 



Important Notes:

All prospective attendees of the Char Production Gathering must register separately from the Summer Stove Camp, as each event has its own registration. The registration and fee payment process for the Char Production Gathering is initiated with the Personal Information form below.

Event registration fees are not tax deductible. Registration for this event is processed by Juntos Energy Solutions, which is a not-for-profit organization that is not a tax-exempt nonprofit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

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Price: $200.00

Start Time:9:00 am

End Time:4:00 pm

Start Date:19 August 2016

End Date:20 August 2016

Aprovecho Research Center - Blue Mountain Campus
76132 Blue Mountain School Rd.
Cottage Grove, OR