MPI funding opportunity for biochar research

Biochar gets a specific mention by MPI as a research option under “Theme 2, Carbon sink enhancement”. It looks to me like it could fit other theme criteria as well… Sustainable Land Management & Climate Change Research Programme “The Sustainable … Continue reading

Biochar captures N & P in dairy wastewater

Biochar can be used to capture essential nutrients from dairy wastewater and improve soil physico-chemical properties Abstract. “Recently, the potential for biochar use to recapture excess nutrients from dairy wastewater has been a focus of a growing number of studies. … Continue reading

Biochar compost research from Europe

Biochar amendment before or after composting affects compost quality and N losses, but not P plant uptake Highlights •Effects were different when biochar was added before or after composting. •Biochar added in the feedstock mixture ameliorates the composting process. •Adding … Continue reading

Must-see IBI webinar

2015-10-27 18.04 IBI Webinar Series with Dr. Stephen Joseph_ Making biochar commercially viable for horticulture and animal feed If you are looking into commercial biochar production or applications, then I think this latest webinar is well worth the investment in … 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