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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 […]

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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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Finding Biochar and Terra Preta in the Peruvian Andes

Finding Biochar and Terra Preta in the Peruvian Andes;  A tale of adventure from Josiah Hunt.

I am a biochar practitioner, a biocharista; it is my career and has been since 2008. Recently I went to Peru. I went for personal reasons. I didn’t go specifically in search of biochar or Terra Preta-like soils, yet much to my excitement, that is what I found.

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On a mountaintop in Peru, surrounded by steep valleys cut by rivers that later become the Amazon River, are the ruins of the village of Kuelap.  And this is where I found black Terra Preta soils—almost by accident. Kuelap was the citadel of the Chachapoyas, a fierce […]