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Archive for September, 2016

DIY BIOCHAR KILN – WORKING BEE

Friday, September 23rd, 2016

REPORT OF WORKING BEE carried out on 17 June 2016 at Blewitt Springs, South Australia. PRESENT: Gareth Carrel: Vigneron Greg Marlu: Biochar producer Matt Quinn: Compost producer Brian Lewis: Biochar blogger PURPOSE OF WORKING BEE: To build 3 biochar production kilns based on Greg Marlu’s adaptation of a top lit updraft gasifier kiln. This kiln [...]

SUBSTANCE COMBATS GLOBAL WARMING

Friday, September 23rd, 2016

The South Australian WEEKENDER HERALD NEWS recently printed an article entitled “SUBSTANCE COMBATS GLOBAL WARMING” featuring a photo of “yours truly” holding some biochar. This excellent article crafted by journalist Lucy Robinson kindly referred to my 5 years of biochar trials while managing local equipment manufacturer Flow Force Technologies; and recommended my new book “Making [...]

BIOCHAR UPDATE

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

Hi out there! Sorry to have been away from the blog for so long. I have been busy developing two new types of biochar kiln. A brief summary follows: One is a gasifier kiln based on the principles of the “Troika” TLUD (Top Lit Up Draft) gasifier stove developed by Dr. Paul Anderson. I have [...]