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Biochar Information

“Biochar may represent the single most important initiative for humanity’s environmental and agricultural future.”

– Dr Tim Flannery

As a soil additive, biochar offers numerous benefits. It increases the capacity for soil to hold water &nutrients, greatly reduces emissions of greenhouse gases, enhances crop yields and captures and stores carbon for the long term.biochar

For an information sheet about biochar click here.

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The Biochar Revolution book may be purchased at discount at www.biochar-books.com.

Great Biochar Videos:

“Biochar – agrichar – Terra Preta” – Presentation of the potential of biochar to improve the fertility of poor soils, and to sequester carbon.  Focus on Australia. 11 mins
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzmpWR6JUZQ

“Secrets of El dorado” video – About the Terra Preta soils of the Amazon – is a ‘must see’ documentary if you haven’t already, runtime 49 mins.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=qqp_H95wjPE

Part 1 of the Biochar movie “The Promise of Biochar” 9 mins
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wLaSQGyuIA

“Biochar on the farm” Part 2 of “The Promise of Biochar”  2.2 mins
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AiIbxaW6NdE&list=UUfXir89LA_nl6yCiH0OVM4g&index=6

Links:

ABC Science: “What is biochar?”
http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2009/03/04/2507270.htm

Age article: “Mobile kiln burns the stubble left over after wheat and other crops are harvested” – an article about one of our participants at the April 2013 workshop.
http://m.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/policy/mobile-kiln-burns-the-stubble-left-over-after-wheat-or-other-crops-are-harvested/story-e6frg6xf-1226744103865?sv=4373ef8e161ea11af2f6cecc032a2d2

Australia & New Zealand Biochar Researchers Network
http://www.anzbiochar.org/index.html

Biochar on Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biochar

Bodger’s Hovel
http://bodgershovel.com/index.htm

Carbon Farmers Australia
http://www.carboncoalition.com.au/

CSIRO Overview on Biochar
http://www.csiro.au/science/Biochar-Overview

International Biochar Initiative
http://www.biochar-international.org/

Soil Carbon Australia
http://www.soilcarbon.com.au/

South West Victoria Biochar Action Group
http://www.swvicbiochar.org.au/

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