Heating with compost
As organic matter is broken down by bacteria, large amounts of heat are produced.
This heat can be collected very cheaply, and is a reliable source of energy no matter the weather. Considering that composting is a part of any sustainable garden system, this energy collection method should not be ignored!
- Completely sustainable
- Organic and completely natural
- Composting is essential anyway
- Zero maintenance during compost life cycle
- Very cheap
- Money saving
- No overheating dangers
Construction is simple – as you build your compost mound, a coil or piping or tubing is placed in the center. This is then buried with more compost, leaving the pipe connections accessible. Water temperatures of around 70 Degrees C can be reliably obtained by cycling water through the coils.
This can heat homes, water, greenhouses, barns – anything.
Learn More >>
Awesome video about Jean Pain and how to heat and power homes with compost @ Youtube
Agrilab technologies overview of compost power @ Youtube
Do it Yourself>>
Article on small-scale wheelie bin heater DIY @ EcoFilms.com.au
Compost Power @ Cornell.edu
Information and DIY @ CompostPower.org