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...the Mayor of London, is reportedly seeking powers to ban burning wood in some parts of the capital . . . wood-burning stoves could come under tighter controls, with only low emission models permitted to be sold in future.
The rocket mass heater works on similar properties as a masonry heater. A fast, high heat and oxygen-fed fire burn up the volatile gases and particulates, leaving very little pollution, and turning almost all the fuel into energy. A bit of smoke is released during the first minutes of a fire, until the temperature in the chamber is hot enough to burn the combustion gases as well as the wood.
A rocket mass heater is a clean-burning, high-performance burner usually put together using a majority of recycled and/or natural materials, such as cob. Owners claim an 80-90% reduction in wood usage compared to heating the same space with a metal wood stove.
These rocket mass heaters are the best thing since sliced bread.
These rocket mass heaters are the best thing since bread.