Sean Hays and myself spent the day putting the finishing touches on the table that our biomass shredder was mounted on with the help of a skilled Haitian carpenter. Testing of the shredder began immediately after the table’s completion. Coconut husks, leaves, and branches were all tested and were successfully shredded.
The next steps Sean and I will be optimizing the efficiency of the shredding process and installing a hopper. We will also be investigating the optimal methods of preparing the biomass for shredding as well as discovering which materials burn well as briquettes.