Vuthisa Biochar Trials Guatemala – Part 1

Herewith Part 1 of the trials and tribulations of starting a Biochar project in Guatemala. Emphasis is on manufacturing Biochar from invasive alien species in the forests of Guatemala, without creating excessive air pollution. Using a retort system means that gaseous products that are normally vented unburnt are in fact now utilised to provide the … Continue reading Vuthisa Biochar Trials Guatemala – Part 1

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Charcoal from invasive alien tree species

By Vuthisa We recently concluded a feasibility study into the viability of rolling out portable metal kilns to eradicate invasive alien tree species. The cattle farm in question is situated in Franklin, approximately 30 km North of Kokstad, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. To achieve this task we adapted the Portable Kiln system and made it into … Continue reading Charcoal from invasive alien tree species

Biochar as a soil amendment and carbon sequestering tool

By Vuthisa It is surprising how many people cart away their yard waste (renewable biomass) to landfill sites or dispose thereof in open burns until only ash remains.  I say: Make your own biochar instead. What is biochar and what is the difference between biochar and charcoal? They are identical in many respects, but the … Continue reading Biochar as a soil amendment and carbon sequestering tool

Make charcoal in your own backyard

Make charcoal in your own backyard with a Portable Charcoal Kiln.