Commercial biochar production equipment development is probably not a very collaborative process. Project developers and entrepreneurs generally need to protect their IP. But there are many open source technology projects developing around the world. Community groups interested in biochar production collaborations, may want to benefit from ‘cloud-sourcing’ ideas, knowledge and support.
If you want to present your biochar production plans and ideas via this site, then please get in touch. Pages can also be dedicated to biomass sourcing and preparation or post-production processing and product marketing. Your ideas are welcome.
This page pulls in posts related to all aspects and scales of biochar production in NZ based on the categories and tags assigned to the post. Please refer to the About Biochar – Biochar production page for more information about producing biochar. Other resources on this site related to biochar production may be found in the Marketplace page or in the Users forum.
Dennis Enright produced a report on the May-June biochar workshops soon after the tour was completed. This report was circulated to all participants of the workshops. We are now sharing this post-workshop report as a series of ABE posts. Background … Continue reading
We met Ben Elms recently in Cromwell when he attended our first workshop on 24 May. He had already begun his journey into biochar production and applications. Here is his report from the front line in Otago… “I got in … Continue reading
Source: Pukekohe charcoal fire event to make biochar on Earth Day | Stuff.co.nz “The Pukekohe Anglican Parish is hosting a charcoal fire event for Earth Day on April 22, as part of the Anglican’s Action Network. The event, held at … Continue reading
Converting Shelterbelt Biomass to Biochar A Feasibility Analysis for North Dakota Forest Service By Kelpie Wilson Wilson Biochar Associates This PDF report linked above by Wilson Biochar Associates points to future business opportunities for biochar production in NZ. A few … Continue reading
The Australia New Zealand Biochar Conference 2017 took place at Murwillumbah Civic Centre and Showgrounds, NSW, Australia from 10th to 12th of August. Information about the program and presenters is available from the conference website. My overall impression of the … Continue reading
Don Graves is giving a biochar talk during the week of events leading up to KaiFest… Day: Saturday 1 April Time: 3-5pm Location: Te Awhina Marae Description: Biochar is produced by heating wood and other carbon products to high temperatures … Continue reading
Kiwis – I’m sure Don of the western-ile does not mean it literally… I’ve promised to try to help mount a NZ host-ile invasion for this event… “Dear Friends & Colleagues, In previous years, you have either presented, sponsored, exhibited, … Continue reading
Overview EECA has funds available to assist businesses with wood energy projects and welcomes applications as part of the Wood Energy South Project. Capital Grants are for capital projects with good demonstration potential that lead to wood-based bioenergy is being … Continue reading
I have a few burning issues with public safety here… what’s your opinion? … Continue reading
Locally produced wood biochar increases nutrient retention in agricultural soils of the San Juan Islands, WA, USA Si Gao A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science University of Washington 2016 Abstract: “Biochar … Continue reading