The Weekly Roundup: Biochar Takes Root in a Winery and More

How important is biochar in the eyes of National Geographic? Important enough to donate $140k to the International Biochar Initiative. The funds will benefit two projects: Estufa Finca in Costa Rica and the African Christians Organization Network (ACON) in Kenya. This display of generosity appears as a part of National Geographic’s Great Energy Challenge. Click here to read more about this story.

Speaking of awesome experiments, check out this blog from Gardenerd who just began their journey with biochar. Follow along and track the success of their garden. Be sure to follow @gardenerd1 on Twitter.

Biochar meets a wine vinyard. Enough said. Follow the winemaker @jkellyca on Twitter, too.

Finally, here is a fantastic article from the Geo-engineering blog about the advantages of using biochar as a gold standard for local currency supply. Check out that super informative illustration at the top of the page.

That’s all for now. Stay fresh!

The Weekly Roundup: Biofuels Down Under

It’s a little quiet this week in the world of biochar, but there is one piece of good news! Virgin Australia announced that it has partnered with Renewable Oil Corporation, Dynamotive Energy Systems Corporation and Future Farm Industries Co-operative Research Centre to develop a sustainable aviation biofuel that also has benefits for the Australian farming community and the environments – benefits like biochar! Read the Full Story

Happy berry harvesting! Until next week…