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.
The Pukaki biochar workshop was reported in the June ABE newsletter. The organisers are still hopeful that large scale followup trials will be supported going forward. Fire restrictions and weather windows will be factors for timing and an associated funding … Continue reading
POG Biochar Burn (workshop) and BBQ … Continue reading
Being teased by HotLimeLabs… … Continue reading
“Gaugler says he sees a few other technologies that have potential to add more value, helping overcome the tyranny of distance and cost to market. They include converting slash to biochar for soil remediation, a process that can also produce … Continue reading
I’ve been trying to find out more about this initiative, thinking that BNNZ might be able to help or collaborate. I posted to the BNNZ FB page on some earlier media coverage and tried to engage via Eastern Institute of … Continue reading
OrganicNZ has kindly shared two recent articles on biochar for public access… The soil improver: transforming forestry slash with biochar “Kev Dowman tells Paula Sharp why we should be producing biochar on a commercial scale. He says it is an … Continue reading
Lutra YouTube channel has provided links to information and discussion on the new Logan City biosolids processing facility incorporating Pyrocal multi-hearth technology. I’ve posted a few times on this to the BNNZ FB page as the project developed. Its great … Continue reading
HLL have posted more details on their Linkedin page: **Beyond Carbon Zero – Hot Lime Labs secures funding for biochar project from MPI** “We are thrilled to announce project funding of $707k from the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) Sustainable Food and Fibre Futures … Continue reading
HLL are probably the closest thing we have in NZ to a biochar industry development story. Biochar is not their focus but it looks like it is growing importance in their business plans. From their latest newsletter: … Continue reading