HAWAII BIOCHAR PRODUCTS: CREATING A MARKET FOR BIOCHAR IN HAWAII THROUGH FIELD TRIALS AND PUBLIC OUTREACH

HAWAII BIOCHAR PRODUCTS: CREATING A MARKET FOR BIOCHAR IN HAWAII THROUGH FIELD TRIALS AND PUBLIC OUTREACH When Josiah Hunt graduated from the University of Hawaii at Hilo with a degree in Agroecology and Environmental Quality, he thought about pursuing his career by traveling to remote areas and conducting scientific research.  He also realized that a…

PRACTITIONER PROFILE: RAPESEED BIO-DIESEL AND RICE HUSK CHARCOAL: A MODEL FOR A RECYCLING SOCIETY THROUGH A PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN HIGASHIOMI CITY AND KANSAI CORPORATION

PRACTITIONER PROFILE: RAPESEED BIO-DIESEL AND RICE HUSK CHARCOAL: A MODEL FOR A RECYCLING SOCIETY THROUGH A PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN HIGASHIOMI CITY AND KANSAI CORPORATION By Steven McGreevy Rural development and Higashiomi City, Shiga Prefecture Rural areas in Japan are suffering from a variety of setbacks—massive depopulation, severe aging, and economic stagnation to name a few. Small-scale…

ALL POWER LABS LLC AND THE BIOCHAR EXPERIMENTER’S KIT (BEK)

ALL POWER LABS LLC AND THE BIOCHAR EXPERIMENTER’S KIT (BEK) All Power Labs is an incubator of open-source technology for gasification and pyrolysis. APL manufactures and distributes a Biochar Experimenter’s Kit (BEK) and a Gasifier Experimenter’s Kit (GEK), offered in several versions ranging from a package of cut sheet steel parts ready for welding to completely assembled units with…

PIONEERING WORK ON BIOCHAR IN EUROPEAN VINEYARDS

PIONEERING WORK ON BIOCHAR IN EUROPEAN VINEYARDS Hans-Peter Schmidt is a pioneer in using biochar in vineyards. He first established a biochar trial at experimental vineyard Domaine de Mythopia in Switzerland in 2007. His group’s ability to produce biochar has since grown, and this year they provided biochar for about 10 agricultural field trials in Germany, Norway,…