The Genius of Jean Pain

Through the 1970s, French gardener Jean Pain was a pioneer in developing methods of using compost to generate fuel and heat water.



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Jean Pain adjusting the hoses of his water heater.
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Cross section of Jean Pain's compost water heater.
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Compost Water Heater
Overview of Jean Pain's compost water heater.
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MOTHER EARTH NEWS' prototype compost heater.
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