Straw (Types of contents for a briquette)

by Keith Hughes @, Saturday, April 24, 2021, 12:55 (227 days ago)
edited by keith1186, Wednesday, June 30, 2021, 08:51

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There are different types of filling that can be used in the Multimate MK2, newspaper and cardboard are the most common fillings, but you can add straw, sawdust, wood chippings, charcoal and even horse manure!!

Horse manure for a fire log

by keith1186 ⌂ @, Biberach DE, Sunday, April 25, 2021, 07:47 (226 days ago) @ Keith Hughes
edited by keith1186, Thursday, June 17, 2021, 21:12

[image]]We have found that it is possible to use horse manure in our press, the only thing is that it must be added to the usual mix of newspaper pulp, otherwise it will clog up the press and be difficult to remove from the basket.
If I burn the briquettes isn’t it going to stink the house out, the answer to that is no. The briquettes wont give off any foul smells because the odor evaporates when the manure has dried out.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofXtDHEqlnw Burning horse manure on a log fire[/link]

You can use our Multimate range of presses to make these horse poo fire logs

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Hemp for use in making fire logs

by keith1186 ⌂ @, Biberach DE, Friday, April 30, 2021, 09:00 (221 days ago) @ Keith Hughes
edited by keith1186, Thursday, June 17, 2021, 21:13

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Hi Hemp is one of the best additives that can be used in making fire logs. If you can find a local farmer and collect any waste Hemp it will be ideal for your fire logs.

The hemp straw production gives 25 % of fibre and 75% of shives. The research, conducted by the Institute of Natural Fibres & Medicinal Plants in Poznan, proved high energetic value (about 18 MJ kg-1) of shives used for briquettes production, which does not require additional drying. A shives burning process emits less sulphur compounds than the burning of oil fuel or coal, which has a positive impact on the environment.
The yield of hemp straw produces 10–15 tons of biomass from 1 hectare plantation. It is estimated that cultivation of 1 ha of hemp absorbs about 2.5 tons of CO2, which contributes significantly to lessening of the greenhouse effect.

You can use our Multimate range of presses to make hemp fire logs

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