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From Richard Stanley Legacy Foundation to Steve Amodio in Burkina Faso on Presses December 14, 2006
Subject: response to your report on Burkina Faso...

Richard:Steve,
This is in response to your email sent earlier, below in which several issues are presented.

Steve: We set out to build three pressed I had designed during our initial month of talks. We were grossly inefficient in 
spending, but we produced three presses to try out in three villages.

Richard:The press you designed is clever. Thought I'd share a few other designs with you too.

1) A hinged base with a miniature ladder arrangement, the rungs of which provide a multi position pivot for the lever, from Mozambique Keith and Alberto of the SPARK association outside Maputo: Shown is Alberto with bqs in hand lever leaning against cylinder. with mini ladder welded on ot top end of cylinder. I think it hinges at base to open for briquette release.
Contact: ketoooo@fastmail.fm

Ecosur: Holey Sawdust Briquettes
Fernando Martirena, September 2003

Here are pictures of our recent development in the field of clay bound briquettes. We have -after a hint from the stoves list, shifted to a holey sawdust briquette which burns far better than our previous versions. We have also re-engineered the machine, which now is more productive...

New Mold
Press

Greetings from Germany, where I am doing a post doctoral research till end of oktober

fernando martirena

See also by Dr. Martirena:
Solid Fuel Block Out of Waste Biomass. The Cuba Case March 2002 (pdf)
Waste to energy Technologies Targetting the Poor. The Cuba Case Study July 2002 (pdf)

José Fernando Martirena Hernández (Prof. PhD Ing.)
website: www.ecosur.org

The Vertical Shaft Brick Kiln (VSBK) in Nicaragua (pdf 500k), Martin Melendez, Grupo Sofonias Nicaragua (July 2003)

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