Kernow Eco Fuels

Kernow Eco Fuels

To Manufacture wood briquettes for domestic open fires, log burners etc, using existing wood waste

They did it!


On 3rd Sep 2015 we successfully raised

£654

with

19 backers

in

56 days



Project aim

To Manufacture wood briquettes for domestic open fires, log burners etc, using existing wood waste.

Briquettes will be supplied FREE OF CHARGE to low income families including OAP's who have a requirement for solid fuel.

About the project

I currently manufacture dolls houses and other buildings which are sold all over the world. I regularly attend exhibitions around the UK and Europe.  Due to the manufacturing process we have a lot of wood waste which unfortunately goes to landfill which was proving to be expensive.

Currently we have approx 20 tonnes of pure saw dust & wood shavings stored at our workshop.  We have so much that we have had to bring in a shipping container for storage.

I have the opportunity to purchase a machine that will convert all our stored wood waste into wood briquettes which is a environmentally friendly eco source of fuel.

The cost of this machine is £15.000 of which I am able to pay a deposit of £5.000 leaving a shortfall of £10.000.  With your help however small, I hope to supply bags of briquettes free of charge to the local community.  Please click on the link below to see a demonstration of how the machine converts wood waste into solid fuel:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGaw5_OyBgw

     

Why use briquettes    

Briquettes are made from recycled wood wast (sawdust & shavings), therefore they are environmentally friendly.

No glue or chemicals are used to bind the briquettes together.

Briquettes can be used on solid fuel open fires, log burners, chimeneas and stoves.

They are made from waste dried timber that has been shredded.  They have a very low moisture content.  The low moisture content ensures that they are easy to light and will not soot up your chimney.

Briquettes burn much hotter than wood off-cuts and do not spit or spark and leave very little or no ash residue.

The briquettes are packed in a sealed bag (15 kilos) so they are easy and clean to handle.

As the briquettes are manufactured from a wast product, they are an economic environmentally friendly source of heat.

Sponsors

We would like to thank the sponsors below for their help in making this project possible:

Liskeard & Looe Foodbank:  Co-ordination and Distribution

The Grain Sign company:  Supply of raw materials

 

 

Courtesy of The Cornish Times Friday 24th July 2015