Adelaide Hills Biochar Initiative

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Thursday, November 10th, 2011

 DRAFT SPECIFICATIONS FOR BIOCHAR The International Biochar Initiative (IBI) recently released for public comment its draft guidelines for specifications of biochar. The guidelines cover terms and definitions; feedstock requirements; safety requirements; testing; product labelling etc. My initial comments on the guidelines are as follows: Definition of biochar: The definition is over simplified, viz: “A solid […]


Friday, October 28th, 2011

The demonstration batch carboniser was re-located in July to a site near Echunga in the Adelaide Hills. We can now demonstrate biochar production in a rural setting. To arrange a demonstration simply make an appointment by email. We will now accept organic woody waste for conversion to biochar at no cost. One 200 litre green […]


Friday, November 5th, 2010

We have produced a number of batches of biochar with the Flow Force demonstration Batch Carboniser since June this year using feedstock from interested local people. Feedstocks used included: Eucalyptus wood chips; Eucalyptus logs; Hardwood pallets; Sawmill Pine offcuts; Willow sticks. Some of the resulting biochar will be made available as FREE SAMPLES to visitors […]

Friday, May 14th, 2010

WE HAVE A CARBONISER! Adelaide company Flow Force Technologies Pty Ltd has offered to make their new demonstration batch carboniser available to the Adelaide Hills Biochar Initiative on a no-fee casual basis with only reimbursement for travel costs and other outgoings. The Flow Force carboniser is a batch unit with 240 litres input capacity. This […]