Carbonisation of biomass-derived chars and the thermal reduction of a graphene oxide sample studied using Raman spectroscopy

John McDonald-Wharry, PhD candidate from Waikato U. has kindly provided a link to a newly released paper on his work. He will be presenting related to this at the NZBRC workshop on 4 July with the title “Studying Carbonisation with … Continue reading

Introducing Myself

It’s great to see this website coming together. I welcome the communication with biochar enthusiasts world-wide, and especially the opportunity to connect with the research and practical activity taking place in NZ. I first learned about biochar from Albert Bates … Continue reading

Lake Taupo Protection Trust (biochar project funding)

Another potential funding avenue for a biochar related project… “The purpose of the Lake Taupo Protection Trust Research Fund is to fund research projects that will help the trust reduce the manageable nitrogen entering Lake Taupo by a minimum of … Continue reading

Overseer and biochar

How will the application of biochar in NZ soils affect nutrient flows in farming and agriculture systems? How would these changes affect the assumptions used in Overseer? Maybe after further research in NZ on nutrient retention and the environment benefits … Continue reading

Waikato River Authority – funding for biochar projects?

The WRA provide details on their website on past project funding. Maybe a source of future biochar project funding in the Waikato? http://www.waikatoriver.org.nz/projects-and-funding/projects-2012-2013/ The following article is also relevant to water quality issues and the potential for biochar to play … Continue reading