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Archive for July, 2017

LETTER FROM CHAIRMAN, IBI

Friday, July 7th, 2017

Extract from a letter from Tom Miles, Chairman, International Biochar Initiative, 7 July 2017. Sustainable agriculture and soil fertility have been central to the terra preta/agrichar/biochar development since the beginning of the current development efforts (2003-2017). Carbon sequestration was much touted as a potential source of funding for biochar production and use but never the [...]

MACCY-KONTIKI KILN WORKED WELL TODAY

Tuesday, July 4th, 2017

On 30 June I finally used my new Maccy-Kontiki kiln to make biochar from my tree litter down in the meadow. The following observations may be of interest: 1. Overnight rain had wetted the wood but the day was sunny and mild with only a slight breeze. So I did not bother with any wind [...]