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,…

THE NORTH CAROLINA FARM CENTER

THE NORTH CAROLINA FARM CENTER FOR INNOVATION AND SUSTAINABILITY: SETTING UP LARGE SCALE BIOCHAR FIELD TRIALS The North Carolina Farm Center for Innovation and Sustainability (NCFCIS), a 501(c) (3) nonprofit sustainable farming organization has developed and employed one of the larger scale farming models in the US which focuses on the effects of biochar use…

PACIFIC PYROLYSIS: PARTICIPATING IN THE AUSTRALIAN RESEARCH AGENDA WHILE PURSUING COMMERCIAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR BIOCHAR PRODUCTION

PACIFIC PYROLYSIS: PARTICIPATING IN THE AUSTRALIAN RESEARCH AGENDA WHILE PURSUING COMMERCIAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR BIOCHAR PRODUCTION With the great interest in biochar’s use for carbon sequestration and as a soil amendment, the demand for research biochar from specific feedstocks has grown significantly. Based on the New South Wales (NSW) Central Coast, Australia, Pacific Pyrolysis (PacPyro) is…

PROFILE: THREE DIMENSIONAL TIMBERLANDS – SUSTAINABLE BIOMASS PYROLYSIS USING FORESTRY WASTE

PROFILE: THREE DIMENSIONAL TIMBERLANDS – SUSTAINABLE BIOMASS PYROLYSIS USING FORESTRY WASTE A new start-up biomass pyrolysis company is building its first pilot plant on the forested coast of southwest Oregon in the United States. Three Dimensional Timberlands (3DT) is purchasing a former timber mill site where they will construct a three-ton-per-hour fast pyrolysis unit. Access…

TERRA PRETA CLOSES THE LOOP IN GERMANY

TERRA PRETA CLOSES THE LOOP IN GERMANY By Kelpie Wilson It is no great surprise that Germany, a country that is leading the world in renewable energy generation, would have a strong community of biochar researchers and practitioners. Not wanting to miss out on an opportunity to see some cutting-edge biochar work, I made sure…