Biochar Cone Kiln

Here is another well made demonstration video on simple biochar production. This relates to another ‘managed combustion’ system – providing much better environmental outcomes than just burning biomass but still wasteful on the energy front. See also: http://soilcarbon.org.nz/biochar-burn-school/ http://biocharproject.org/ … Continue reading

Keeping it Pure

Last night, Prime TV aired the third episode of ‘Keeping it Pure’ which was focused on water… “Most of New Zealand’s monitored waterways are polluted, but how has this happened and is it possible to turn things around?” I think … Continue reading

Proposals sought for National Science Challenges

Hot from the beehive press… http://www.beehive.govt.nz/release/proposals-sought-seven-national-science-challenges The Government today issued a request for proposals for research funding for the second tranche of New Zealand’s National Science Challenges.  The second tranche comprises seven Challenges with total funding of up to $438.6 … Continue reading

BPA call for University proposals

“The Bioresource Processing Alliance (BPA) is a government-funded research initiative that aims to help New Zealand’s biological-based manufacturing businesses harness the hidden value in the biological materials they process. It brings together science, technology and expertise from four Research Partners … Continue reading

2014 Biochar Companies & Organizations

I’m not sure that this link will work for you all… it is an extensive listing of biochar companies on the Biochar Farms & Gardens Linkedin group. You may need to be in the group to access. http://www.linkedin.com/groupAnswers?viewQuestionAndAnswers=&discussionID=5835826066865819651&gid=2572380&trk=eml-anet_dig-b_nd-pst_ttle-cn&fromEmail=&ut=3TsEk223-TVC41 2014 Biochar … Continue reading