Profile Peru Kosnipata

PROFILE: THE KOSÑIPATA BIOCHAR PROJECT IN PERU: USING BIOCHAR TO INCREASE AGRICULTURAL SUSTAINABILITY IN A DIVERSE ECOSYSTEM Peru’s Kosñipata Valley is a biodiversity-rich region of the Peruvian Amazon, adjacent to the Manu Biosphere Reserve in the Southeastern part of the country. The area has been dominated by agriculture—mainly using slash and burn to convert forest…

Profile Potatoes in Australia

PROFILE: PROFITABILITY IMPROVEMENTS FROM ENHANCED BIOCHARS: RESULTS FROM A POTATO FARM IN BALLARAT, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA. By René de Jong, Buninyong, Victoria, Australia and Stephen Joseph, Visiting Professor University of NSW, Nanjing Agricultural University, University of Newcastle, Wollongong and Central Queensland Although there is a great deal of research on the effect of enhanced biochars on…

Profile Ecofarm

ECOFARM: FACILITATING AN INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION TO INSTALL BIOCHAR TECHNOLOGY IN VIETNAM Vietnam is one of the fastest growing economies in Asia. However, the country also holds the distinction of being one of the world’s most susceptible countries to the negative effects of climate change through droughts, floods, cyclones, and rising sea levels. In addition to…

Profile Port of Tacoma

PORT OF TACOMA: USING BIOCHAR AS A COMPONENT FOR STORMWATER FILTRATION IN A LOG YARD By Erin Rasmussen and Tom Miles The Port of Tacoma (based in Washington State) is the fifth largest water port in the United States and holds containers, automobiles, grain, and logs prior to transport. Washington State has some of the…