Sustainable Foundry

French Mountain Studios is collaborating with cast iron artists, engineers, and foundry experts in our field to develop a new, sustainable furnace and foundry operation to drastically reduce our dependance on and usage of legacy fossil fuels.  Our team has been researching, designing, and building cutting edge tech for small volume furnace operation, and we have now successfully tested a prototype furnace that produces hot iron on a scale similar to that of coke fired furnaces.  


100lb tap of iron

Pouring molds with bio-fuel iron

contact us if this foundry process is something you would like to employ in your studio or institution.  

Click here for a copy of our latest report and click here for a parts and materials list that could help you get started converting your system to a more sustainable process.