PRACTITIONER PROFILE: SETTING UP LARGE SCALE BIOCHAR FIELD TRIALS IN CANADA AT BLUELEAF INC

PRACTITIONER PROFILE: SETTING UP LARGE SCALE BIOCHAR FIELD TRIALS IN CANADA AT BLUELEAF INC To date, very little data has been available on the effect of biochar on temperate soils, especially for field trials in commercial farming operations. One of the pioneers to research and field-test biochar in Canada is BlueLeaf Inc. BlueLeaf set up a biochar commercial…

WORLDSTOVE: TRANSFORMING HAITI AND THE WORLD

WORLDSTOVE: TRANSFORMING HAITI AND THE WORLD WorldStove founder Nathaniel Mulcahy has just completed two months of work in Haiti, setting up a pilot project that will provide biochar-producing stoves and jobs for the Haitian people. The project was featured in an Earth Day press release from the UN Special Envoy to Haiti (former President Clinton) as an…

BIOCHAR AT HERITAGE HIGH, WASHINGTON USA

BIOCHAR AT HERITAGE HIGH, WASHINGTON USA By Tom Miles On April 30th, IBI’s Kelpie Wilson and I attended an energy fair at Heritage High School in Vancouver, Washington. For the past few months, Kelpie and I have been helping teachers and students at the school learn about biochar. Teacher Darlyn Wendlandt started the program last…

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…