The system aims to drastically reduce the emission of toxic greenhouse gases emitted by burning coal.

Photo: City Hall of São Miguel do Anta

The Municipality of São Miguel do Anta supported and was present at the Field Day to present the Furnace-Furnace System implemented in the Contenda site, in the rural area, which aims to drastically reduce the emission of toxic greenhouse gases emitted by burning coal.

The “United Nations Development Program” supported the project was developed by researchers from the Federal University of Viçosa (UFV) who presented, last week, the entire functioning of the structure guesses of a technology that has made charcoal production more sustainable, in addition to improving the item’s yield and working conditions in the sector.

The Municipal Department of Agriculture and Environment of São Miguel do Anta thanked the owner of the site, mr. Vicente Lelis, for the reception and to Márcio Lelis for the invitation and organization of the event. The project was coordinated by Professor Cássia, who was presenting it together with other members of her team. Charcoal workers from the municipality of São Miguel do Anta, Emater, Sindicato Rural and employees of Santelis Eucaliptus were also present.

Photo: City Hall of São Miguel de Anta


A challenge in this activity is how to char the wood. In a traditional oven, the charcoal worker controls the process by observing the color and smell of the smoke and touching the oven to check the temperature. This model harms the environment and the health of workers. To avoid this methodology, the UFV researchers developed a technology called furnace furnace.

Its differential is that, in a traditional oven, the smoke released into the atmosphere. In it, the eucalyptus is placed in kilns made of bricks, connected to a furnace, where polluting gases, such as methane, are burned and transformed into carbon dioxide, water and heat.

Then, the trees’ photosynthesis process itself helps in the absorption of carbon dioxide, one of those responsible for the greenhouse effect. UFV is studying ways to capture energy and direct it to other uses, such as drying grain and generating electricity.

In addition to the gain for the environment, studies have proven a yield of up to 25% more with the use of technology.

Source: Folha da Mata


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