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Australia's First Adam Retort biochar Kiln Kunghur NSW

Australia’s first Adam retort Biochar Kiln

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Introducing Australia’s first Adam retort Biochar Kiln….it is nearly complete

Australia's First Adam Retort biochar Kiln Kunghur NSW

What are we going to call her ?

after today’s huge effort by the Biochar Industries team Kunghur NSW.
Update from our previous post Adam Retort . We did a colossal day on the tools today resulting in a big boost for our morale.

adam retort building up the firebox at biochar industries Kunghur

building up the firebox

To make the occasion even more special Biochar Expert Dr Paul Taylor PhD was on hand to break this amazing news.

adam retort Biochar Kiln finishing the block work at biochar industries australia

Finishing the Block work

“This is the first Adam Retort in Australia and it will be the first commercial Adam retort in the western world” Said Dr Paul Taylor PhD Author and Editor of the Book The Biochar Revolution. This statement had Charmaster Dolph Cooke falling off his chair.

Adam retort Biochar Kiln setting the chimney Kunghur Australia

Chimney starts to ascend

“I knew I was working hard to get the Biochar Industries and education centre up and running but I never realised I was creating history at the same time”

adam retort biochar kiln building the roof of the fire box at Biochar Industrieskunghur NSW

Firebox roof goes on next

Dr Paul Taylor Phd is the sole licensee for the Adam retort Biochar kilns in Australia. He used his research skills to improve on the award winning design and has spent six month’s on this project. The result is a bigger, leaner and stronger model that will outlast the hardiest Charmaster : )

Adam Retort Biochar Kiln with stainless steel bottom plate waiting to go in

Ohh Stainless Steel bottom sheet : )

Here are a few pictures of today’s efforts and I would like to take this opportunity to wholeheartedly thank those quiet achievers on my team who have helped me get further than I had imagined and who will be by my side for a long time to come. I thank you.

adam retort inside the box biochar industries kunghur Nsw Australia

Inside the Box

Some facts about the Adam Retort Biochar Kiln :
Capacity 1tonne to 1.5 tonne Biomass
Output 300kgs – 500kgs of Biochar
Cycle approximately 8 hours
Efficiency 50kgs of wood can pyrolyse 1.5 tonne through self heating mechanisms. 30:1 ratio
Today’s Team
Dr Paul Taylor, Steve Graham (Kiln Builder), Chris (Photographer) Charmaster Dolph Cooke. Special thanks to Murwillumbah Landscape Supplies.

Charmaster Dolph Cooke working on Adam retort biochar kiln at Kunghur

WTF is Charmaster Dolph Cooke doing ?

Charmaster Dolph Cooke

P.s Thanks for putting up with me : )

John Rodgers Pirate Biochar Gasifier with 5 ft flame

Biochar Bath 2nd attempt…. Success down at Biochar Industries

Well if you have been tuned in to our quest for hot water down in the valley which we call Biochar Industries Headquarters you will be glad to know tonight we had success. Click here to see attempt number 1.

Starting to build the bath up on blocks to get a fire under it

Starting to build the bath up on blocks to get a fire under it

Biochar Bath Picture showing the bath now supported by blocks and wood

Biochar Bath showing the bath now supported by blocks and wood

After showing attempt number 1 to US expert on Biochar production and characterisation Dr Hugh McLaughlin he suggested among other things to build a fire under the bath. Well we took his advice and tonight I am toasty, warm and lived to tell the tale.

Biochar Bath with Fire under it at Biochar Industries Kunghur

We have lift off a Fire under the Biochar Bath

Biochar Bath with fire and flash at Biochar Industries Kunghur

Biochar Bath with fire and flash

The good thing about biochar is you stay pretty warm with all that fire going on and tonight was no different except I was wet and warm. The bath water temp got to 47.5C Smileing.

We also had a Johnny Rodgers “Pirate” 44 Gallon Gasifier roaring about 2 meters away from the bath as I work on preparations for the farm demonstration at byangum in 2 weeks time.

Here are some Pictures

John Rodgers Pirate Biochar Gasifier with 5 ft flame

John Rodgers Pirate Biochar Gasifier with 5 ft flame

Charmaster Dolph Cooke

P.s Thanks Hugh

Biochar Industries Easter Gift to the world char

Biochar Easter Happiness from Charmaster Dolph Cooke

Dear Charians,

I have been racking my brain on just how I could make THE AUSTRALIAN EASTER HOLIDAY into fun the whole family can enjoy without Charring anything. Well Finally I have found the answer just for you so you can see I do really think outside the box.

It all started with a idea that popped into my head as I was driving from the Biochar Industries HQ in Kunghur to Tweed Heads.

Along the road at about Bray park is a giant white egg that some outside the box thinker has created to keep water healthy. See the photo.

water egg storage tank nothing to do with Biochar except the outside of the box thinking

water egg storage tank nothing to do with Biochar except the outside of the box thinking

So I had this thought how good would it be to make this into an Easter egg.
Everyone knows the symbolic link between Easter and the Egg right ? No Ok I will teach you.

Easter is a special time when the Easter Bunny travels the land and hands out all the eggs he has laid to people for them to enjoy this freakish event.

But wait a minute I hear you say Bunnies don’t lay eggs. Ahh but at this special time they do and they are not chicken eggs they are bunny eggs because they are made out of chocolate. (Very Special time indeed).

I think this all came about when Man started to manipulate nature with a science called GM or genetically Modifying and the period of this discovery is called the KA CHING period of the Capitalism ages.

OOPPS back to the idea so Easter was almost upon us and I still did not have a gift for all the Biochar enthusiasts out there. That was until I remembered my Idea just as we were passing the giant egg.

BOOM this is what happened NEXT….

Biochar Industries Easter Gift to the world char

Biochar Industries Easter Gift to the world char


Charmaster Dolph and the entire Biochar Industries team.

Dear children I just wanted to say I really did not grafiti the egg and if I am to be a role model to you I would rather you burn something than grafitti it OK : )


Biochar spectacular at Sphinx Rock Cafe 25th Feburary

Biochar Industries presents Paul Taylor PhD introducing Biochar to the general public at sphinx rock cafe friday 28th at 6pm here is the flyer. Tell everyone : )


Charmaster Dolph

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5 Days on the Land building the dream

Well so much to tell since last I corresponded on such miracles as biochar. Still so much under wraps as I ready an Industry only media release of the next biocharproject.org project.

What I can say is it is BIG. Really really BIG

What I can show you is the before PHOTOS : )

What I can leak if wikileaks doesn’t beat me to it is. Its local to my home shire. Tweed shire NSW Australia.

Ladies and Gentlemen allow me to introduce to you a GLIMPSE of the next BIOCHARPROJECT.ORG project —–>The Biochar BLANK

(You will have to wait for the real media release Sorry : )

View one of Before A closer Look at Project X


Even Closer : ) What could it be.
Its the newest Biocharproject.org Project.
3000 Acres of project
Stay Tuned for more exciting updates
Charmaster Dolph
More Pix to Piq your interest. : )