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.
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
Dennis Enright produced a report on the May-June biochar workshops soon after the tour was completed. This report was circulated to all participants of the workshops. We are now sharing this post-workshop report as a series of ABE posts. Background … Continue reading
We met Ben Elms recently in Cromwell when he attended our first workshop on 24 May. He had already begun his journey into biochar production and applications. Here is his report from the front line in Otago… “I got in … Continue reading
Source: Pukekohe charcoal fire event to make biochar on Earth Day | Stuff.co.nz “The Pukekohe Anglican Parish is hosting a charcoal fire event for Earth Day on April 22, as part of the Anglican’s Action Network. The event, held at … Continue reading
Converting Shelterbelt Biomass to Biochar A Feasibility Analysis for North Dakota Forest Service By Kelpie Wilson Wilson Biochar Associates This PDF report linked above by Wilson Biochar Associates points to future business opportunities for biochar production in NZ. A few … Continue reading
The Australia New Zealand Biochar Conference 2017 took place at Murwillumbah Civic Centre and Showgrounds, NSW, Australia from 10th to 12th of August. Information about the program and presenters is available from the conference website. My overall impression of the … Continue reading