PROFILE: CARBON ROOTS INTERNATIONAL—USING SUGAR CANE BAGASSE IN HAITI TO CREATE BIOCHAR (AND A MORE SUSTAINABLE COOKING CHARCOAL)

PROFILE: CARBON ROOTS INTERNATIONAL—USING SUGAR CANE BAGASSE IN HAITI TO CREATE BIOCHAR (AND A MORE SUSTAINABLE COOKING CHARCOAL) Finding a more sustainable replacement for cooking charcoal in Haiti is a necessity—Haiti is severely deforested with only 1% of its forests left standing due to the huge demand for charcoal. Carbon Roots International (CRI), a US-based…

Profile Production Systems Affordability

PROFILE: MAKING BIOCHAR PRODUCTION MORE AFFORDABLE AND SUSTAINABLE THROUGH INNOVATION IN DESIGN AND MANUFACTURING Russell Burnett, Sheila Mc Donald, Stephen Joseph and Genxing Pan The high capital cost of existing medium scale biochar kilns is a major barrier to the production of low cost biochar in developed and developing countries. To overcome these barriers, an…

Profile Neil Lumanlan Biochar Stoves

PROFILE: TYPHOON KETSANA SURVIVOR MAKES A LIFETIME COMMITMENT TO INCREASE SUSTAINABILITY THROUGH BIOCHAR AND GASIFIER STOVES Typhoon Ketsana hit the Philippines on the morning of September 26, 2009; an event which was both terrifying and life changing for a University of Santo Tomas Instructor (and IBI Advisory Committee member), Neil Ian P. Lumanlan. Lumanlan thought…

Green Fire Farm

GREEN FIRE FARM: USING RESTORATIVE FARMING TO IMPROVE SOILS AND PRODUCE BIOCHAR Michael Low first heard about biochar in 2007 from a story in the magazine, Acres USA. The article sparked his interest and he began researching the use and production of biochar to see how he could utilize it on his farm, Green Fire…