How Biochar is Produced Naturally in Forests

Hello, there. Here are this week’s top boichar stories.

5 Ways that Biochar is Different from Charcoal

Do you know the difference between biochar and charcoal? If you’re a follower of our blog, you might have seen a blog post by our very own Lopa discussing that very issue. If you haven’t seen it, be sure to give it a read here.

Ancient Amazonians inspire local gardening product

Mainline Media News just published a feature on one of Soil Reef Biochar’s co-founders! It’s a very interesting read and it covers all kinds of topics. You can check out the article here.

Biochar Blanket Turns Plant Waste Into A Kiln

Here’s an awesome article on the natural production of biochar in forests across the world. Here’s a quick exerpt:

The amount of potential energy in woody waste across the United States is roughly comparable to that in the oil pumped out of Alaska, Schwartz says. But instead of being concentrated in one place, like an oil reserve, the wood scrap is collected in several-ton heaps called “slash piles” all across the nation’s timberlands, where it’s produced. Carting those piles from remote forests to industrialized areas to be converted into fuel would be expensive and potentially use up as much energy as it produced, so they’re usually either left to rot or burned in open air so they won’t feed catastrophic forest fires later on. In the Pacific Northwest alone, the forestry sector annually produces about 6 million dry tons of this refuse.

You can read the rest of the article here.

Cleaner river, better crops with biochar

More updates on that Australian Federally-Granted trial series. The head of research and development over at SANTFA (South Australian No-Till Farmers Association) gives his perspective on the new initiative. You can read up on that here.

That’s all the biochar updates we have for you this week. Thanks for reading!

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