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Biochar production as promised 1st August 2011. Adam retort.

Biochar production started today at Kunghur
Biochar production started today at Kunghur

Biochar production started today at Kunghur

Biochar production

started today on schedule (just like I told everyone). If you have not guessed as yet here is a quick rundown.

1. We are removing the dead fallen trees and the left behind stumps from the 1960’s sawmilling hey days

2. We are removing weeds and the thinnings from plantation forests.

3. We are turning the lot into biochar through biochar production.

4. We are creating an education centre

5. We are creating a Sustainable Biochar Industry Pilot.

6. We are doing  all sorts of scientific trials and plots

7. We are creating sustainable living systems.

Here are the photos to give you a feel for what we are doing. Lots of Photos so enjoy. Biochar production now a reality in Kunghur.

Started to do some results until the batteries went flat in the IR scanner so we called it a night. Results will be added next post.

Charmaster Dolph Cooke

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  • Séa Criss January 13, 2012, 10:58 am

    WE re interested in doing workshops in Maui to get bio-char production underway with the eye to when our just being installed bamboo crops mature. MEanwhile there’s ton’s of junk biomass on island and we hope to find the way to use it to create biochar. Is any one plant, say bamboo, more carbon retensive than another into the char state?

  • Charmaster January 13, 2012, 11:56 am

    In regards to your question I am sure there is an answer somewhere. I myself treat biomass waste in a higher category than crops grown for biochar. Sustainable is the key. If you have tons of waste then use it all up before you even consider growing crops to make biochar. If your growing crops to make biochar then consider not makeing a monoculture try experimenting with many different plants all planted in the same area. Greed and Monoculture go hand in hand to kill our planet if your going to think Biochar think Diversity and you will help nature a lot. Good to hear from you

    Charmaster Dolph

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