My guest for this episode of Nathaniel Mulcahy, owner and founder of World Stove, a company that produces and distributes pyrolytic gasification stoves all around the world. These stoves are tailored to fit the specific needs of each culture and community that uses them.
Brent Verrill, a listener to the show and a contributor to conversations on the facebook page for the show, facebook.com/thepermaculturepodcast, suggested Mr. Mulcahy, and linked to an article on the Huffington post detailing the work of Worldstove.
After looking over that material, viewing the World Stove website, and recently returning from my experience at the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA) sponsored workshop on Charcoal and Biochar, I wanted to interview Nathaniel. The elegance of the system and ability to turn what would otherwise be waste products into fuel is an enticing prospect.
During this interview we discuss his background and how he came to create World Stove, which was an even more interesting route than how many of us come to permaculture. We also talk about the World Stove mission to create local jobs, improve local economies, and insure that waste biomass is used as a fuel, all while reducing emissions, sequester carbon, and building soil.
May you enjoy this time with Nathaniel as much as I did.