Adelaide Hills Biochar Initiative

Archive for November, 2016


Friday, November 18th, 2016

Now that the EPA has introduced its new air quality regulations the need for a safe and cheap alternative to burning tree litter is imperative. The answer has been staring us in the face for some years. Gasifier type biochar kilns can be used by households and home gardeners to cook their garden waste at […]

MAKING BIOCHAR – With Technical Manual

Sunday, November 13th, 2016

South Australian on-line publisher Strong & Bold Publishing has released the 2nd edition of “Making Biochar – With Technical Manual” written by ‘Yours Truly’. This book is based on the experience gained from 5 years of developing and trialling 3 different styles of biochar kilns. It may be unique in that it provides detailed fabrication […]


Sunday, November 13th, 2016

Back when blacksmiths were still in business there were charcoal makers in and around Macclesfield who used the abundant timber resources of the area to make charcoal for the blacksmiths in the town and beyond. A local landmark by the name of Retort Hill is said to be the site of a charcoal making operation […]