The goal of the training is to transfer to participants the knowledge and technical capacity to fabricate kilns suitable for the conversion of dry biomass into a char powder, which then can be used for producing charcoal briquettes.
There are two main objectives of the training:
- Familiarize participants to the tools used in the process (measuring tape, chisels, mallets, angle grinder and welding machine) and how to safely handle them.
- Cutting down, shaping and welding the kiln, handles, lid, stove pipe and plunger.
2 days depending on the technical abilities of the participants.
Number of Participants:
1-15. Larger groups can be trained at the same time but they are divided into smaller working groups to keep the ration of 1 trainer to 12 participants to ensure proper instruction.
Participants are expected to complete the training with the technical knowledge required to fabricate a charcoal kiln on their own. They will also complete the training knowing how to use several types of tools, including the welding machine, angle grinder, measuring tape, chisel, and mallet. They will also know how to handle tools safely, using safety glasses, welding masks and gloves. Most importantly, participants will leave the training with increased confidence, (especially those who have never used tools before), which is transferable to any other activity they pursue.