Category Archives: Biochar

Water box grows trees in desert

This water-box extracts dew from the night time air and siphons it down underground where it will slowly release it to plants. They’ve used it in Dubai to help saplings grow where there is 50C days, sand storms, and camels! … Continue reading

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Biochar camp at Byron Bay

Biochar Hands on Education Camp (4/30 – 5/4): Byron Bay Australia; Register by April 17th for Early Bird Rate Get a hands on experience making Biochar kilns and gasification stoves for small and medium scale use at home and on … Continue reading

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‘Slumming it’ Part 2 — NOT the way to sort plastic!

In part 2 of ‘Slumming it’ Kevin again focused on the community benefits of living in smaller, walking distance societies. He seemed full of wonder at their relationships and spontaneous meeting places and shared spaces. He marvelled at their community. … Continue reading

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Biochar could offset 12% of emissions

Charcoal Takes Some Heat Off Global Warming: Biochar Can Offset 1.8 Billion Metric Tons of Carbon Emissions Annually ScienceDaily (Aug. 12, 2010) — As much as 12 percent of the world’s human-caused greenhouse gas emissions could be sustainably offset by … Continue reading

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Mobile biochar that saves the syngas as well.

There are mobile biochar units that process the agriwaste on the farm, cook up the biochar, and also save the syngases!

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First biochar plant closer! End of the year?

It’s about time! Managing director Peter Burgess says wheat straw would provide the raw material for the plant. “The project will take wheat straw, large square bales of wheat straw, and convert that into biochar.” “We’re just finishing the detailed … Continue reading

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Lobby For Terra Preta – Page 6 – Science Forums

Aaaah, biochar! Jack Oswald, CEO of SynGest Inc,  delivered the keynote address at the 2010 International Biomass Conference. Oswald led attendees in chants of “Till Baby Till” (www.tillbabytill.com) – while offering a vision of a new “cornucopia” biorefinery model to … Continue reading

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