What The HEC | Make your own Biochar

Did you know we have a biochar oven you are welcome to borrow?! And if you need instructions, I am happy to arrange a demonstration workshop. Please be in touch with the HEC.

What is Biochar I hear you ask? 

Biochar is a charcoal-like substance that’s made by burning organic material in a controlled process called pyrolysis. Although it looks a lot like common charcoal, biochar is produced using a specific process to reduce contamination and safely store carbon. During pyrolysis organic materials, such as wood chips, leaf litter or dead plants, are burned in a container with very little oxygen. As the materials burn, they release little to no contaminating fumes and are converted into biochar, a stable form of carbon that can’t easily escape into the atmosphere. Biochar technology shows promise in mitigating climate change and improving soil quality, as well as reducing waste and producing energy as a byproduct. 

Make your own Biochar

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