adam + partner appropriate technology
adam + partnerappropriate technology

Who we are? 

We are an international group of industrial designers who
works on the
development of technical products
for 
SOUTH COUNTRIES.

 

Central to our work is the thought that products and values
developed in the WEST over a period of many decades,

can not simply be transferred to SOUTH COUNTRIES, because
these products do not always meet their real requirements-

but often worsen their social situation.

 

For this reason our work is based on methods of
APPROPRIATE TECHNOLOGY,  SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
&  SOCIAL ENGINEERING
and it is our aim to develop products
tailored to the user's needs
in respect of function, manufacturing costs and acceptability.

 

We worked on projects in the following fields:

ENERGY-SAVING PRODUCTS, BIO-COAL BRIQUETTES,
IMPROVED CHARCOAL PRODUCTION (retort),

BIO-MASS STOVES, SOLAR- SYSTEMS, FOODSTUFF STORAGE,
TECHNICAL EQUIPMENT for MEDICAL PURPOSES, etc.

 

and we have worked in these countries:
Botswana, Burundi, Ethiopia, Ruanda, Kenya, Niger, Pakistan,
India, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Peru and Brazil.

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adam + partner
P O Box: 50 108
Addis Abeba
E T H I O P I A 


Fon +251-917 809 565

(ph:  +49-175 528 96 24) German Telekom is not working in Ethiopia)

s c d a 2  ((@)) y m a i l . c o m      (new e-mail since July 2009)

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Links:

Farms or projects which are or which intend to produce bio char with the "adam-retort":

 

www.ankobra-farms.com (Ghana)
www,flowfarm.org (US)
www.mtwarningretreat.com  (AUS)
www.trmiles.com  (US)  Tom Miles
www.nenglandbiochar.org/ (US) Bob Wells, Peter Hirst
www.green-invest.be (Belgium)
www.boisenergie.org (Senegal)
www.biocharfound.org (Belgium/ Congo/ Cameroon)(off?)
www.bioenergylists.org/authors  (Adam)

 

Projects which deal with terra preta and biochar:
www.s-o-solutions.org (US)
www.biochar.org  (US/ AT) Dr.Steiner
www.biochar-us.org (US)
www.biocharproject.org (AUS)
http://biochar-international.org (US)
Bob Wells, Peter Hirst
www.blackcarbon.dk (DK) 
http://terrapreta.bioenergylists.org/Making_BioChar  
http://terra-preta.de/  (Germany)
http://permaculturemaldives.blogspot.de// (Maledives)
http://www.ecopro.in/training-schedule.html (India, Auroville, Effective Microorganisms (EM)

How the World’s Most Fertile Soil Can Help Reverse Climate Change (Ecowatch.com 216)

 

Projects which deal with jatropha & biocoal and the "adam-retort":
http://www.diligent-consult.com   (www.diligent-tanzania.com)

 

Projects which deal with CDM (Clean Development Mechanism), Carbon Reduction:
http://www.ciga.unam.mx/  (REDD+)

 

Projects which deal with charcoal:
www.charcoalproject.org
http://envirofit.org               (charcoal cookstoves)

 

Projects which deal with Appropriate Technology (AT):

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ahttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQe3Nj6Xroo&index=2&list=PLDA49BBF8FF02359AQe3Nj6Xroo&index=2&list=PLDA49BBF8FF02359A  (AT  by S. Hindley)
 

www.villageearth.org/index.htm
http://practicalaction.org (Practical Action was known as the Intermediate Technology Development Group (ITDG))

 

Projects which deal with Industrial Design:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3hJcnWKezk             https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3hJcnWKezk   (WHAT iS iNDUSTRiAL DESiGN?)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-ZsFTotMe4   (8 Design Projects done in less than a minute each)
 
 

Scientificly backed up projects on the "adam-retort"
End of 2010, under the guidance of Prof.Ladomersky at Technical University of Zvolen/ Slowakia, Faculty of Ecology & Environmental Sciences, i started to write my Ph.D. on a research work on the reduction of emissions by the "adam-retort":
www.tuzvo.sk/en
 

others:
www.solare-bruecke.org   (Solar mirrors for cooking and construction manuals, Germany)

www.ripco.co.bw/    (RiiC, Rural Industries Innovation Centre, Kanye, Botswana)

 

Design for Development - NETWORK of AFRICA DESIGNERS (NAD)
www.sabs.co.za

.......We must take advantage of the opportunities presented by the present environment on the continent and persevere to promote solidarity among all the designers. We commit ourselves to the above objectives, principles and goals; and pledge our mutual support for its implementation.
As we move into the twenty-first century, we offer a positive vision of design for sustainable development to improve the quality of life in Africa.......

 

Another pioneer on retort carbonization Bodger Shovel from US:
www.bodgershovel.com/video.htm

After the oil?:
www.postcarbon.orgwww.postcarbon.org/

Literature:
"The Biochar Revolution - Transforming Agriculture & Environment" Paul Taylor PhD, ~25US$
(www.TheBiocharRevolution.com; "adam-retort" mentioned page 147 - 151)

"The Biochar Debate", James Brges, ~12€, ("adam-retort" mentioned page 64)

"The Biochar Solution", Albert Bates, ~14€, ("adam-retort" mentioned page 128)

"Biochar for Environmental Management: Science and Technology",  Johannes Lehmann, Stephen Joseph, ~62€

 

Traditional char making
Making History - Making Charcoal: (The Charcoalmaker enemy is the time...)
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0HW4qk8dv4&NR=1

MAKING OF CHARCOAL:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=8iCUxGB1vR8&NR=1

E2AGP09 Team16 Bamboo Charcoal Malawi
www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xnZ_GhMZx0&NR=1

Bamboo Charcoal Emit Negative Ions
www.youtube.com/watch?v=FThuK3Jd_WY&feature=related

Negative Ions - Vitamins of the Air
www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OZz7Ccpy8Y&feature=related

negative ion
www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCNS0VWgiHk&feature=related


Negative ION Detector (How to Make) 003 (..long until explained...)
www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdfdAbURBwY&feature=related

 

BUSINESS:
You want to buy (or sell yourself !) terra preta for 28€ per 10 kilos ?!!!!?
http://swiss-biochar.com/    (10kg = 35FR = 28€ (!!))
http://www.triaterra.de/        (10kg 18€)
http://www.bio-bahnhof.de   (8,5kg = 10 liter, =18€)