Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Corn as charcoal substitute

Here is a brilliant TED talk on corn as charcoal substitute:


TEDtalksDirector | January 16, 2007

http://www.ted.com Fumes from indoor cooking fires kill more than 2 million children a year in the developing world. MIT engineer Amy Smith details an exciting but simple solution: a tool for turning farm waste into clean-burning charcoal.

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1 comment:

catherine todd said...

FANTASTIC! Can't wait to try this out ourselves... but then we have to use birth control. No question about it. CatherineTodd2 at gmail