I thought about the possibility of making my own pellets, using the vegetation that is available here in my own land. So I started looking for a means of producing pellets, or something of the sort. This is what I have found so far, a briquette maker, or as I see it, a rabbit food maker, as well as some variations on this theme:
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The mix of plants, and perhaps minerals, will have to be what I can come up with on my own land, or nearby. I've located a section of field on the grounds of a nearby golf course that has a good mix of some sort of clover or vetch, Queen Anne's Lace, Chicory, and a goodly number of other species. I will ask permission to come and mow that section, saving the clippings in a grass catcher, and then mix the clippings with water, put them in the press and form briquettes. These will be able to be dropped over a pole, or dowel, for ease of feeding.
The other obvious use of this biomass briquette lever press is to create briquettes to burn as a fuel source, for cooking, heating, etc. I'm going to experiment with that side of things as well. I've got to come up with a stove to burn use. The folks who invented this press, also have invented a very good cookstove, made from local materials. In a pinch, this would make all the difference, easing the toil involved with cooking over an open fire tremendously.
That's it for now. Enjoy!