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Industry Leaders Merge Under The Biochar Company Brand to Accelerate Biochar Market Growth, Social Impact and Carbon Drawdown

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Industry Leaders Merge Under The Biochar Company Brand to Accelerate Biochar Market Growth, Social Impact and Carbon Drawdown

Berwyn, Pennsylvania – The Biochar Company and Biochar Solutions Inc. today announced the merger of their companies; two of the nation’s premier biochar businesses. “In an industry with challenging hurdles in product availability, distribution, and scalability, this merger creates a company uniquely positioned to overcome these barriers and deliver highly effective products to a wider client-base, at a lower price-point, while pioneering industry leading social impact initiatives”, said Jeff Wallin, The Biochar Company’s chief executive officer.

Wallin is energized to lead the combined company, which will continue to be named The Biochar Company (TBC) and […]

By |April 1st, 2014|News & Updates|Comments Off

Initial Soil Quality Impacts Biochar Performance On Lettuce

This exciting study shows great insight; Initial Soil Quality Impacts Biochar Performance On Lettuce, lead by Morgan Williams at UC Berkeley.   A washed sand media was blended with varying amounts of a loam then treated with 5% biochar.  See the poster below for the full details.

“A synthesis of the literature suggests that biochar tends to perform better in degraded soils when compared to fertile soils but few studies have systematically addressed the topic. Soil Organic Carbon Density is a major factor impacting soil fertility and this study looks at biochar performance on lettuce yield as a function of initial soil fertility (namely organic matter fraction) with implications for the prioritized use of the material.” (Morgan Williams, UC Berkeley)

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Biochar Stoves in Costa Rica with SeaChar’s Estufa Finca project

Biochar Bob travelled to Costa Rica and had this to share:

Ah Costa Rica. I love Costa Rica. My senior year in High School I had to get out of the classroom and experience a different part of the world. Where there’s a will there’s a way and that May I found myself on a plane to work on a permaculture farm in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca in Costa Rica! What an amazing experience! I remember waking up in my hut every morning to a hummingbird above me and would look over the jungle in the valley and soak in the biodiversity!

I was so inspired by that trip– I saw permaculture work on […]

By |October 19th, 2013|News & Updates|Comments Off