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Biochar I: What is it?

  “ELEMENTS” – Biochar I:  What is it? - Biochar may be the greatest agricultural discovery since Justus von Liebig (1803 – 1883), “the father of the fertilizer industry,” po... (#Biochar I: What is it?
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Making Biochar For Small Farms - YouTube

The Biochar Kiln is a top-lit updraft (TLUD) design. The biochar process described is scalable for small acreage farms. The set up of four kilns is capable o...
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Finger Lakes Biochar - Biochar 101

Finger Lakes Biochar - Biochar 101 | BioChar | Scoop.it
@awatifanuar Here is my Biochar 101 primer - hope it helps!
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Cool Planet to build 3 biorefineries in Louisiana - Biomass Magazine

Cool Planet to build 3 biorefineries in Louisiana - Biomass Magazine | BioChar | Scoop.it
Cool Planet to build 3 biorefineries in Louisiana Biomass Magazine Using a proprietary process, Denver-based Cool Planet also will market biochar, a byproduct of the refining process that will be used as an agricultural supplement to boost water...
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Diacarbon biochar at the PNE Fair | The Diacarbon Energy Blog

Diacarbon biochar at the PNE Fair | The Diacarbon Energy Blog | BioChar | Scoop.it
PR and Communications Officer Nur Shodjai representing Diacarbon at the exhibit. Front entrance to permaculture exhibit Several urban farming.
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Cool Planet Chooses Louisiana for Biofuel Project - Domestic Fuel

Cool Planet Chooses Louisiana for Biofuel Project - Domestic Fuel | BioChar | Scoop.it
Cool Planet Chooses Louisiana for Biofuel Project Domestic Fuel Cool Planet Energy Systems, a developer of small scale biorefineries which convert non-food biomass into gasoline, jet fuel, and soil biochar, has announced the selection of...
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Turning Grass into Gas - OnEarth Magazine

Turning Grass into Gas - OnEarth Magazine | BioChar | Scoop.it
OnEarth Magazine Turning Grass into Gas OnEarth Magazine Cool Planet's refining process converts wood, miscanthus grass, and other feedstocks into biofuels and a charcoal-like substance called biochar, which captures carbon and can be returned to...
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Homesteading in Hawaii: Myth : Tropical Soil is Fertile

Homesteading in Hawaii: Myth : Tropical Soil is Fertile | BioChar | Scoop.it
Homesteading in Hawaii ... Now after many seasons of adding compost, manures, trace minerals, inoculated biochar, and constant mulches, my soil is producing great veggies. So many people look at the garden and think, ...
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In Haiti, 'green' charcoal is saving trees - Devex

In Haiti, 'green' charcoal is saving trees - Devex | BioChar | Scoop.it
In Haiti, 'green' charcoal is saving trees
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The difference in the size of crops on plots applied with biochar from those without is enormous, Biochar Bob, a YouTube celebrity passionate about biochar, found after touring CRI's project sites.
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Bath: You can make beneficial biochar at home - The Coloradoan

Bath: You can make beneficial biochar at home - The Coloradoan | BioChar | Scoop.it
Bath: You can make beneficial biochar at home
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One of the most fascinating developments in horticulture is the rediscovery of biochar, a charcoal manufactured for horticulture.
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Vincent Mina @ Maui Farmers Union 7/24/12

Vincent talks about using biochar in his compost, microbial action, composting worms, and biochar tips. Filmed at the Maui Farmers Union public meeting 7/24/...
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Turning waste into an asset - The Land Newspaper

Turning waste into an asset - The Land Newspaper | BioChar | Scoop.it
Turning waste into an asset The Land Newspaper "This will enable Australian piggeries to gain a new income stream from their waste, which will help support farm operations, grow algae and produce biochar to provide soil nutrients, and increase the...
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TEDx event discusses 'making ideas happen' - Lincoln, MA - Lincoln Journal - Wicked Local

TEDx event discusses 'making ideas happen' - Lincoln, MA - Lincoln Journal - Wicked Local | BioChar | Scoop.it
TEDx event discusses 'making ideas happen' - Lincoln, MA - Lincoln Journal Wicked Local What do biochar, the C. elegans worm, and assemblage art have in common?
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Mulch ado about nothing - Almanac Weekly

Mulch ado about nothing - Almanac Weekly | BioChar | Scoop.it
Almanac Weekly - Mulch ado about Nothing Biochar, one of gardening's new Wunderkinder, is what remains after you burn wood with insufficient air – charcoal, that is.
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The use of wicking beds.

The use of wicking beds. | BioChar | Scoop.it
The water in my wicking beds stinks. I've been told it might be due to the level of the water in my reservoir. My reservoir drain hole is at the top of the s…
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Johannes Lehmann finds key to new energy, soil fertility in biochar - CornellCast

Johannes Lehmann finds key to new energy, soil fertility in biochar - CornellCast | BioChar | Scoop.it
Scientists have learned that biochar -- a charcoal-like substance -- is the ancient key to the dark, fertile soils of the Amazon. Today biochar is being explored both as a soil amendment and as a way of sequestering carbon in soil.
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Northern cattle stations 'economically unsustainable' - ABC Online

Northern cattle stations 'economically unsustainable' - ABC Online | BioChar | Scoop.it
Northern cattle stations 'economically unsustainable'
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Tuna fisher wants out. A Coalition commitment to stop marine parks has failed to bring comfort to one tuna fisherman. Biochar for NT trial Biochar heads north.
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BEI students introduce biochar to Nicaraguan farmers

BEI students introduce biochar to Nicaraguan farmers | BioChar | Scoop.it
Three students affiliated with BEI's Center for Sustainable Environmental Technologies (CSET) built two pyrolyzers in Nicaragua this summer to introduce farmers to the benefits of biochar. Bernardo Del Campo, Juan Proano ...
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Exploring Biochar for Treating Fracking Wastewater | RWL Water

Exploring Biochar for Treating Fracking Wastewater | RWL Water | BioChar | Scoop.it
University of Texas at San Antonio and Southwest Research Institute announced they are developing a novel, inexpensive method for treating fracking wastewater.
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Biochar Revisited

Bill checks in on the home made biochar gardening experiment. The corn is looking good.
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EFFECT OF BIOCHARS ON CORN GROWTH, YIELD AND SOIL SUSTAINABILITY

Application of corn stover biochar @ 10 t ha-1 along with RDF increased dry matter yield, crude protein yield, chlorophyll content and plant height at 60 DAS...
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Charcoal In The Soil: Experimenting With Biochar at The UBC Farm ...

Charcoal In The Soil: Experimenting With Biochar at The UBC Farm ... | BioChar | Scoop.it
The Potentials of Biochar: Soil Carbon Sequestration and Improved Soil Productivity. Charcoal may seem like an unlikely candidate for improving farmers' soils and mitigating climate change, but researchers at the UBC Farm ...
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Biochar symposium scheduled for Oct. 13-16

Biochar symposium scheduled for Oct. 13-16 | BioChar | Scoop.it
Farmers, foresters, researchers, biochar producers, entrepreneurs, and environmentalists will convene in Amherst, Mass. on Oct. 13-16, 2013, to learn more about biochar and share the latest research and application techniques with their peers.
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Magic Maui Farms: Seeing Maui from a New Angle

Magic Maui Farms: Seeing Maui from a New Angle | BioChar | Scoop.it

Magic Maui Music one of my blogs, along with Magic Maui Farms and EmpowerMaui, expands it's view beyond the shores of Maui. The music blog, will likely drift back and forth to it's roots on Maui and Hawaii.
Being at the 38th Annual Father`s Day Bluegrass Festival, it really strikes me that the roots that make up Hawaiian music become apparent, although the Hawaiian Music roots are varied and from around the world, so much of the distinictive Hawaiian personality comes from such a mass of musical roots found around the world.
Listening to Melvin Going and Uncle Sol Kahoohanahana`s storytelling, love of god and distictive music, is just one comparison, just because I recently filmed both over the last two months.


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My views of BioChar, though behind in my curating a very fast moving farming style from old culture knowledge, will still come from a World View.

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Mobile kilns bring biochar to wheat fields - East Oregonian (subscription)

Mobile kilns bring biochar to wheat fields - East Oregonian (subscription) | BioChar | Scoop.it
Mobile kilns bring biochar to wheat fields East Oregonian (subscription) Biochar is a proven commodity in agriculture, shown to increase water retention and fertility in soil.
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Bamboo – the timber of the 21st century? - How we made it in Africa

Bamboo – the timber of the 21st century? - How we made it in Africa | BioChar | Scoop.it
How we made it in Africa Bamboo – the timber of the 21st century?How we made it in Africaln South Africa, EcoPlanet Bamboo will soon also launch a sister company EcoPlanet Core Carbon for the production of green charcoal, biochar and activated carbon.
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