I know there may be other variation of this project already mad but this is a simple and cheap way. Since this project was cheaply made it may not be 100% accurate, because the compression was just a simple and cheap way to do it. Inferring that you had a very strong compressing machine then the results would be more accurate.
Hi I am 13 and this is a project I had to make for school. The point of this project was to find a problem ans solve it. So I created "Newspaper on Fire." There is a PDF attached to this. It will help understanding the project, and show you the results of the experiment. When I was origianally making this project I was thinking "How can I get newspaper to not burn?" I also thought "How can I get this to be used in cheap house making?"So I thought of the idea of compression. When I was making this project I was actually really surprised how much couuld fit in the wooden frame of my project. In the picture above is how newspaper would burn alone.
First I used leftover newspaper and shredded it through a paper shredder. I use a straight cut shredder not a cross cut.