Kamal Rashid, CEO at Zanjabil Gardens in Pembroke Township, Illinois, has made a giant cone kiln. Last month he completed his first full test burn in the kiln, which has a 59" top diameter, a 24" bottom diameter, and is 24" high. The kiln made 133 gallons of biochar (17.7 cu ft) in about 4 hours, using cordwood. Kamal reports that it took 30 gallons of water to quench the kiln.
Kamal is also an officer of the Pembroke Farming Family Association, and he helps with technical assistance to other farmers. Kamal is very happy with the cone kiln, which was fabricated by a local community college welding class. You can bet he will be helping other small farmers in his area get started with making and using biochar. Here are some of his pictures: