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Kivalina, honey bucket free?

There is an effort in the village of Kivalina to produce ‘biochar’ for sanitation, which could turn feces waste into a sustainable energy source!  By collecting the waste and letting it be processed through a method of heating it up, and often the BTUs  drop out.  93 more words

First Day of Spring

The vernal equinox arrived shortly after noon today, but spring isn’t quite in the air yet.  There are hints of it though.  Even though we still have deep snow covering the ground and 4-5′ tall snow berms piled up from plowing, down in the valley (Keene’s elevation is 1000′ lower than here), the ground is mostly bare.   355 more words

News & Essays

Biochar an Ancient, New Technology

Biochar is one of the hottest new amendments to hit the gardening community since Mycorrhizae.  As with most new products, the information swirling around the internet and in stores is less than helpful.  590 more words


First call: International course on biochar in Santiago (SPAIN)

The international course on biochar: “BIOCHAR for Environmental Sustainability and Economic Development” will be celebrated in Santiago de Compostela (Spain) from 26-28 June 2014.

The course, intended for government officials, policy makers,  financiers,  and  entrepreneurs  in  the  European region, is organized by the University of Santiago de Compostela, the International Biochar Initiative (IBI) and the Spanish Society of Soil Science (SECS). 7 more words


Is Biochar carbon negative, will it save the the environment, improve our soils and help grow more clean food??

What Is Biochar?

Biochar is charcoal produced by heating organic material at a high temperature in limited oxygen. It is a stable product, very rich in carbon, which is used to lock carbon into the soil. 1,581 more words

Biochar Can Reverse Global Warming!

In the Homer News, Laine Welch wrote in her March 5, 2014 Fish Factor column that ocean acidification killed 10 million baby scallops and is corroding the pterapods that make up 45% of the diet of Alaska pink salmon. 205 more words