Trollworks founders have been leaders in community-based appropriate technology for over 30 years. In addition to the climate, land stewardship and sustainable bioenergy systems described elsewhere, Trollworks builds a variety of other technology systems that enable land-based communities to diversify economic opportunities supportive of land stewardship and regeneration.
Centerline roundwood fabrication systems
Finding value-added opportunities to use low-grade wood products that need to be removed as part of forest restoration projects has been a long-term objective of Trollworks. The Centerline roundwood system can be used to build high grade structural building products like roof trusses, or as a way to turn smaller diameter logs into fine woodworking materials.
Using the same system design principles employed in creating the BioEnergy + Biochar systems, Trollworks has developed smaller scale units that can replace typical propane and natural gas appliances like gas grills and space heaters. The BioCharBQ line can be equipped with a standard backyard grill, a flat cooking griddle (originally developed for low income families cooking tortillas in Mexico); and space and water heating attachments.
In another application of biomass, Trollworks has developed a slipform building system using the same combination of low-grade biomass mixed with a binder that is used in the Zerosion soil stabilization system. This system uses low cost biomass to create a high mass/high insulation value building material that can be used in place of wood, concrete or steel.