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From the Ted Talk "Amy Smith: Simple designs to save a life"

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So we ______ to see if we could introduce this charcoal-making technology there. Well, unfortunately, they didn't have sugarcane and they didn't have cassava, but that didn't stop us. What we did was we found what were the locally available sources of _______. And there was wheat straw and there was rice straw in this area. And what we could use as a binder was actually small amounts of cow manure, which they used __________ for their ____. And we did side-by-side tests, and here you can see the charcoal briquettes and here the cow dung. And you can see that it's a lot cleaner burning of a cooking fuel. And in ____, it heats the water a lot more quickly. And so we were very happy, thus far. But one of the things that we found was when we did side-by-side comparisons with wood ________, it didn't burn as long. And the briquettes crumbled a little bit and we ____ energy as they fell apart as they were cooking. So we wanted to try to ____ a way to make a stronger briquette so that we could compete with wood charcoal in the markets in Haiti.

Solution

  1. charcoal
  2. lost
  3. ordinarily
  4. biomass
  5. fuel
  6. wanted
  7. find
  8. fact

Original Text

So we wanted to see if we could introduce this charcoal-making technology there. Well, unfortunately, they didn't have sugarcane and they didn't have cassava, but that didn't stop us. What we did was we found what were the locally available sources of biomass. And there was wheat straw and there was rice straw in this area. And what we could use as a binder was actually small amounts of cow manure, which they used ordinarily for their fuel. And we did side-by-side tests, and here you can see the charcoal briquettes and here the cow dung. And you can see that it's a lot cleaner burning of a cooking fuel. And in fact, it heats the water a lot more quickly. And so we were very happy, thus far. But one of the things that we found was when we did side-by-side comparisons with wood charcoal, it didn't burn as long. And the briquettes crumbled a little bit and we lost energy as they fell apart as they were cooking. So we wanted to try to find a way to make a stronger briquette so that we could compete with wood charcoal in the markets in Haiti.

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cooking fuel 6
wood charcoal 3
cow dung 3

Important Words

  1. amounts
  2. area
  3. binder
  4. biomass
  5. bit
  6. briquette
  7. briquettes
  8. burn
  9. burning
  10. cassava
  11. charcoal
  12. cleaner
  13. comparisons
  14. compete
  15. cooking
  16. cow
  17. crumbled
  18. dung
  19. energy
  20. fact
  21. fell
  22. find
  23. fuel
  24. haiti
  25. happy
  26. heats
  27. introduce
  28. locally
  29. long
  30. lost
  31. lot
  32. manure
  33. markets
  34. ordinarily
  35. quickly
  36. rice
  37. small
  38. sources
  39. stop
  40. straw
  41. stronger
  42. sugarcane
  43. technology
  44. tests
  45. wanted
  46. water
  47. wheat
  48. wood