PROJECT 540: BIOCHAR KILN DESIGNS FOR SMALL FARMS

PROJECT 540: BIOCHAR KILN DESIGNS FOR SMALL FARMS A group of volunteers at the Rainforest Information Centre in Lismore, NSW, Australia have formed a village-scale biochar work group that has won a grant to produce small farm and village-scale non-polluting biochar kilns. APE-UK, Artists for Planet Earth, selected the biochar kiln project from many hundreds of…

PRO-NATURA: GREEN CHARCOAL FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

PRO-NATURA: GREEN CHARCOAL FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT Founded in Brazil in 1986, Pro-Natura was one of the first Non-Governmental Organisations from the South to become truly international; after the 1992 Rio Summit, Pro-Natura International located its headquarters in Paris with the focus on fighting poverty together with biodiversity conservation and climate change mitigation.  One of the main developments…

20 YEARS OF BIOCHAR IN COSTA RICA

20 YEARS OF BIOCHAR IN COSTA RICA By Gabriella Soto and Stephen Joseph On a recent trip to Costa Rica to commission a new biochar kiln, IBI board member Stephen Joseph visited a biochar compost facility along with Gabi Soto of the Center for Tropical Agriculture Research and Teaching (CATIE) and other colleagues. This is…

EXCEPTIONAL RESULTS FROM BIOCHAR EXPERIMENT IN CAMEROON

EXCEPTIONAL RESULTS FROM BIOCHAR EXPERIMENT IN CAMEROON The full report is available at http://www.carboncommentary.com/blog/2009/10/01/exceptional-results-from… Many field studies in the tropics carried out by academic researchers have shown that biochar improves soil productivity. Biochar Fund’s research did more. It showed that poor farmers typically making less than $300 a year from their crops were able to improve…