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.
Make Your Own Biochar for Soil Health and Carbon Sequestration … Continue reading
This workshop grew from interest at the Quorum Sense FB page. QS are focused on Regenerative Agriculture which is a hot topic in NZ right now. Check out the recent posts on the BNNZ FB page You can sign up … Continue reading
It is nearly two years since Dennis Enright and I completed a biochar workshop tour around NZ. We conducted five workshops (Cromwell, Nelson, Waihi, Waiuku and Gisborne) over a period of three weeks. Our plans to report on each workshop … Continue reading
How to make a charbecue Apologies to Dennis & Sharon… I was a bit slow finding this… … Continue reading
Two related articles are in mainstream media circulation on Northland iwi successes with progressing their biochar ambitions. The first Herald story was posted to the BNNZ FB page – link here A followup article to regional papers can be downloaded … Continue reading
How Dr Compost Ben Elm makes biochar in a bathtub (and how he uses biochar in the garden) … Continue reading
Turning trash into treasure Parengarenga Incorporation is not just focused on producing quality sheep and beef. General manager Jon Brough, assisted by farm manager Kathryne Easton and others, has wide-reaching visions of what the future holds to make the best … Continue reading
Biochar from sawmill waste We have a small woodlot of eucalyptus, black walnut and Australian Blackwood. The trees have not been pruned or thinned recently and there were five large (20m) pine trees overshadowing some areas. Storms and natural die … Continue reading
TL: FAR miscanthus (still too green)TR: baled miscanthus, Co/ MiscanthusNZBL: flame-cap trench productionBR: miscanthus biochar Report Co/ Dennis Enright, BNNZ chair “A plot of mature miscanthus growing at the FAR research centre at Tamahere was offered to BNNZ members to … Continue reading
Dennis Enright reported on some of the background to this project in the first biochar workshop report in August (here). Its great to see some main-stream media coverage in NZ. Click on the image for a link to short TV1 … Continue reading