Efesto is designed for rural communities
We help farmers in Asia Pacific manage their organic waste, which is usally undervalued and left to burn beside homes, producing toxic smoke and leaving a pile of ashes. We provide energy to meet their demand for drying of crops and reducing wastage from spoilage. We also increase their income from crop yields by providing them with biochar, an extremely efficient soil conditioner.
The Tumbuh kiln is project Efesto's main product.
It is an affordable, easy-to-operate, waste-to-energy generator that takes in organic waste as a fuel and produces biochar, a carbon rich charcoal, which is used for long term agricultural practices and afforestation projects. This makes solution is carbon negative. Pyropower works with NGOs to bring Efesto to the places and the people who need it the most: Off-grid agricultural communities in developing nations.
THE TUMBUH KILN
"Tumbuh" means "to grow" or "to become bigger" in local Bahasa language, and was first nicknamed by farmers in Lombok because of the effect biochar has on their fields.
With an input of 25 kg of organic waste*, it can generate 40 kWh of thermal energy and can produce 8 kg of biochar. Efesto is a portable device, designed by keeping in mind the requirements of rural communities.
Besides the fact that it generates valuable energy for farmers, the biochar also replenishes degraded land with nutrients to increase its crop yield and productivity thus ensuring food security in the communities. We help farmers in Asia Pacific manage their waste, provide energy and increase their income from crop yields.
*dry, woody biomass
Efesto is circular in nature.
You take from nature, you give back to nature. You take biomass from the nature and you return nutrients to the nature in the form of biochar. Similarly, the data that is collected from Efesto is used to optimise the product again to customise the product for that condition.
So we are always interested in discovering new waste sources in new regions to manage! Do give us contact if you see a strong need for our technology and team to implement a project for you.