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International Biochar Standards Approved

Here are some interesting storys that happened this week in the world of biochar.

International Biochar Standards Approved

The good folks over at the International Biochar Initiative have just approved the first ever set of standards for biochar. This means that biochar producers will be able to officially stamp their biochar with a big bold IBI logo to prove that their ‘char is up to snuff with the real stuff. You can read the full press release by following the link here.

Stove & CHAB (Combined Heat And Biochar) Camp announced for Labor Day in TN

Tennessee biochar fans rejoice! The Farm Ecovillage Training Center located in Tennessee will be hosting a camp chock full of educational and informational courses and sessions. If you’re located in TN and always wanted to learn all there was to learn about biochar, this seems like a good chance. Follow this link to get pricing and details.

We’ve Been Blogged!

Big thanks to GardenerScott for the blog post featuring Soil Reef Biochar! We found your most recent post to be spectacularly awesome. In fact, we loved it so much that we re-blogged it. Keep us updated on your progress with Soil Reef!

Biochar’s Impact on Permaculture

Hello biochar fans. Here are this week’s top stories in the world of biochar.

Biochar’s impact on permaculture

During the 11th Australasian Permaculture Convergence (APC11) Albert Bates, a former environmental and civil rights lawyer and founder of the Global Ecovillage Network gave an eye opening presentation on permaculture principles with regards to how they impact “neglected externalities”, especially global climate issues and carbon’s role in permaculture. In this 75 minute long video discussion, he touches on all of these subjects and discusses biochar as well. Visit the website here or click play below.

Biochar Compost

Here’s another blogger putting biochar to the test. They produced a homemade batch and tilled their plot with the recently produced biochar. Be sure to follow their progress here. Also remember you can buy Soil Reef biochar from our store page. We’re offering free shipping now!


If you’re located near western Massachusetts and have in interest in biochar, there’s an immersive four day learning experience scheduled for August 6-10, 2012. The CHAB (Combined Heat and Biochar) camp will be hosted by the Biomass Energy Foundation and takes place at NESFI (New England Small Farm Institute). There will be plenty of expert guest speakers at the event. For complete details, be sure to visit this website.

That’s all the biochar news we have for you this week. Have a great week!