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.
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My last post covered the fabrication of a new WarmHeart designed trough kiln. This was run for the first time on a farm in the South Waikato. Aranui Farm is currently converting from a cow to sheep dairy system. Plans … Continue reading
My nephew has knocked out a large new flame-cap kiln which we have yet to test drive. It was fabricated from 2 full sheets (1.6mm) to form the trough and another sheet for the ends. Dr Karl Frogner’s design cleverly … Continue reading
I’m not 100% sure that this report is in the public domain so I will limit my report here to the Executive Summary. I will try to confirm with the authors on sharing the report. Executive Summary“Research has shown that, … Continue reading
https://groups.io/g/BNNZ/message/260 Lots on biochar toward the end of this report. Also links here to the NZBRC report produced for MDC. “The Marlborough District Council has also been busy looking at options and in 2018 initiated a $170,282 research project predominantly … Continue reading
If you can make it to this years… Living Wood Fair 17 & 18 April 2021 East Takaka – Golden Bay Then check out the biochar workshop at 3pm on Saturday. … Continue reading
David Field discusses large pile burns… Following on from the article midyear 2020 here is an update on what has been happening since then. Workshops During September and October I held 3 (4 hour long) workshops teaching a total of … Continue reading
My wife and I signed up for a 40 acre block of south-east facing land about a kilometre from the bush line of Mount Karioi, Raglan, and moved in in June 1998. The winter reality was very different to looking … Continue reading
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