Methane & biochar

Interest in methane is bubbling up all over the pace right now… New research explores how wetlands and agriculture could be causing a global rise in methane And MPI have just released an RFP for more animal methane studies. NZ$350K … Continue reading

MPI funding opportunity for biochar research

Biochar gets a specific mention by MPI as a research option under “Theme 2, Carbon sink enhancement”. It looks to me like it could fit other theme criteria as well… Sustainable Land Management & Climate Change Research Programme “The Sustainable … Continue reading

Rethink needed on cutting agricultural emissions

This press release should be of interest to NZ biochar community. Our response in NZ seems quite narrow – we have sunk a lot of effort into NZAGRC but maybe stopped looking at other ideas. Why not broaden the picture… … Continue reading

Must-see IBI webinar

2015-10-27 18.04 IBI Webinar Series with Dr. Stephen Joseph_ Making biochar commercially viable for horticulture and animal feed If you are looking into commercial biochar production or applications, then I think this latest webinar is well worth the investment in … Continue reading

GeoTherapy – Chapter 15

Professors’ TR (Reg) Preston and Ron Leng are leading lights on biochar animal feeding and many other areas of biochar research. IBI biblio searches on ‘Preston’ (22 results) and ‘Leng’ (6 results) are revealing. They were principle authors on well … Continue reading

Pigs, chickens, cows

Could NZ learn something from sustainable animal rearing in Vietnam? I suggest that it could after reading this article from Dr Paul Olivier… http://sea-biochar.blogspot.com/2014/09/new-biochar-related-article-from-paul.html Also related are articles coming from the new Biochar Journal and the Ithaka Institute… http://biochar-journal.org/en/livestock http://www.ithaka-journal.net/druckversionen/e032012-bc-poultry.pdf … Continue reading