N-retention by biochar – new study

NZ links to this new publication, showing strong international collaboration. Nitrate retention by biochar: mechanistic insights by 15N tracing Kammann Claudia (1,3), Haider Ghulam (1), del Campo Bernardo (2), Mengel Jonathan (3), Schmidt Hans-Peter(4), Marhan Sven (5), Steffens Diedrich (1), … Continue reading

Biochar & urban trees

Another great article from the team at the Biochar Journal… Planting Urban Trees with Biochar by Bjorn Embrén “Urban trees face various challenges which frequently lead to high tree mortality, shorter lifespans and increased maintenance cost. To improve tree health … Continue reading

Hans-Peter in Nepal

Stunning results and always good science coming from Hans-Peter’s work. It may not represent NZ industrial agriculture but there is a lot to learn from this short video. http://sea-biochar.blogspot.my/2015/10/farm-scale-biochar-production-biochar.html Hans-Peter summarizes his recent work in Nepal which covers simple biochar … Continue reading

New Biochar Journal article

Campfire Lessons: Breaking Down the Combustion Process to Understand Biochar Production By Mark R. Fuchs, M. Garcia-Perez, P. Small and G. Flora “Campfires were the first step in the evolution of slow pyrolysis reactors. Observing the play of the flames … Continue reading

Biochar Journal – new articles

Since my first post on the Biochar Journal, highlighting Kathleen Draper’s Biochar Paper article, there have been 3 new articles… all great reading, How Biochar Works in Soil by Kelpie Wilson Hypotheses of biochar’s role in the development of fertile … Continue reading