About Biochar

A lot has been written about biochar and this information is very easy to find, but if you have arrived here with no knowledge on the subject then some exploration of the internet would be advised. The first two links provided from a typical ‘biochar’ search are,

There are over a million more links in a typical search but we have selected a few that may be more relevant to New Zealand’s temperate climate and agricultural development. These links will be maintained in our Links page here.  If you prefer some easily digestible video on biochar, this is also readily available from our Media page here.

Historical perspective on biochar in NZ: It would be good to develop a biochar history page with a focus on NZ. This could look at the research around early Maori midden use. The evolution of the term ‘biochar’ also has some interesting NZ links. Dr Peter Read, who has been credited with the term and early advocacy work, had strong NZ connections…

The historical perspective for the development of NZBRC is also now interesting reading: http://www.massey.ac.nz/massey/about-massey/news/article.cfm?mnarticle=biochar-research-centre-key-to-fighting-climate-change-17-12-2007

There is very little coverage of biochar in NZ mainstream or agriculture media. A dedicated page to historical coverage may be of interest in the future but for now, some of this coverage is linked below. Please get in touch if you would like to help with growing a media archive.