It was my understanding that Jean used branchy feed stock, like brush. That material would have a lot more nutrients in it than the stuff I used. That’s a big deal. In his situation, he was not harvesting the same plot of land every year. So, he didn’t have to worry about depleting the top soil. Of course, he could of returned the compost to that soil, however he was using the compost for food production.
My feed stock would not have had much in the way of nutrients and that is why the interest in the below articles.
[Recycling Urine And Using It To Heat Homes]
Urine Addition as a Nutrient Source for Biological Wood Oxidation at 40 °C
Always nice to put two waste streams to use.
The next biggie is that Jean used a special chipper that really was not a chipper. It made something like shavings. I guess we could call it a shaver. This is an important point. In other words, a wood chipper will not work. On the other hand, I bet that shredded wood chips would work. Start by chipping the wood then feed those chips into a shredder.
To be continued . . .
Bruce, that is the type of machines I look for – if the price is right !