• Biochar Kiln
    2016 - 2017
  • Biochar is a high-carbon form of charcoal with a variety of environmental applications: soil rehabilitation, water filtration and carbon sequestration. This 'super-charcoal' was as an essential component of agriculture of the Amazonian peoples more than 2500 years ago, directly contributing to the nutrient rich terra preta that is now the foundation for the Amazon rainforest.

    I was hired to design and oversee product design and prototype production for a pyrolysis kiln, used in the production of biochar. The project is a first step towards creating an accessible suite of tools for biochar production, and grants the user a high degree of feedback and control over the pyrolysis process.
  • Tags: Product Design Industrial Design, Digital Fabrication, Branding