Kon-Tiki Wales Biochar Retort

Our Kon-Tiki Wales retorts are currently being manufactured in Rhayader.

Please contact us to reserve yours.

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Kon-Tiki

This ingenious invention will allow farmers, wildlife trusts, estates and gardeners to produce high quality biochar from surplus biomass materials. With basic training an operator can  can produce a cubic metre of biochar in a few hours.

This retort has been designed at the Ithaka Institute in Switzerland.

"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."  (Ithaka Institute, n.d.)

 


 

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Are you interested?

Our Elan Kon-Tiki retorts will be available from mid May. We can deliver anywhere in the United kingdom and give full training on operating the retort by completing a short burn and making biochar. The starting price is £2,900 plus VAT @20%, this price includes operator training plus safety equipment and tools. If you would like the retort delivered with the training at your premises please add  £1.20/mile one way from Rhayader.

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