Release of after-movie and Cursor article!
May 15, 2017
Today, an article has been published about our project in the university newspaper Cursor and our after-movie has been released!
March 30, 2017
The idea is to finish this project this year, which means we have to hand in some results! In the upcoming months, we will be processing the results, doing experiments with the wood vinegar obtained in Thailand and preparing a final guide for our design. Next to these official deliverables, we are also working on an after movie for the Honors Academy….
March 22, 2017
One month ago we thought we knew everything about our own project. Two weeks ago we have returned from Thailand and there have been so many eye-openers. The way of living is so different from ours. We have learned that the farmers would prefer to buy a complete installation instead of crafting it themselves. They also wanted to spend more money on such an installation than expected beforehand. In Thailand we had some minor problems, like a broken temperature sensor and the possibility of asbestos presence. The results of our adjustments to the installation are positive, for example, we added a drying container, filled with the wood that will be used in the next run. This wood lost 8 kilograms of water, which means the next run will be more efficient!
The Thai Way
February 28, 2017
We have arrived in Thailand and we will be doing experiments all week. We’re also talking to the locals to ask them what they think of our design. The food here is delicious and we have a lot of inspiring experiences every day.
The website is online
January 5, 2017
The website is online! From now on, we will update the status of our project in the future on the timeline.
We are going to Thailand!
December 16, 2016
The Honors Academy sponsors our plane tickets to Thailand, which means we are going to Thailand in February! We will discuss our solution with the farmers and test our setup in Thailand.
Start of the project
September 23, 2016
The Honors Academy at the Eindhoven University of Technology offers students the opportunity to work on challenging problems on top of their bachelor’s. Within the Energy Transition Track, our team of five students formed Team Wood Vinegar.
March 4, 2014
During his trip to Thailand, Max visited the self-sustaining biological farm of Non and Parn. They showed him their installation to create eco-friendly pesticide out of wood, also known as wood vinegar. Their installation worked, but looked like it definitely could be improved.