Contacting Bazman

If you want to contact Baz with regards to the Bazman Rumbler or visiting the biochar farm please click the above contact us button.

More information, news and photos will be hitting the website shortly.

Cool Planet Biochar Team Research and Development

This is an interesting youtube video of the background work being done by the well funded Nth American CoolPlanet biochar team.

 

Biochar as a replacement for perlite in greenhouse soilless substrates

This is an excellent master’s thesis. We need more like this. I would like to see complete characterization of the biochars used , following the IBI protocol. We also need better characterization of other materials that are used such as perlite or peat rather than just a reference to their supplier.

http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/etd/13399/

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Methodology for Emission Reductions from Biochar Projects open for Public Market

The Methodology for Biochar Projects is now open for public comment with the American Carbon Registry (ACR).

We welcome the feedback of Biochar Producers and others that are involved with this practice, as we would like for this Methodology to not only provide environmental integrity, but also promote participation of biochar producers.

Announcement: The . . . → Read More: Methodology for Emission Reductions from Biochar Projects open for Public Market

German mobile carbonisation in landscape management

Dr. Carola Holweg, Sustainability-Projects, Freiburg, Germany (German language website link >>>>)

Dr. Carola Holweg has produced an excellent poster showcasing her current work in Germany using a mobile BiGchar 1000 unit which was produced by Black is Green 

Poster Holweg for Amherst 2013 small

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Carboncatcher UK video

The guys from the UK charity the Soil Fertility Project have done an amazing job of taking my base Bazman gasifier design and turned it into what is looking like a professional product. They have just produced a wonderful video showing just how simple the unit is to run and operate. These units/kits are now . . . → Read More: Carboncatcher UK video

Cool Planet Gasoline and Biochar Refinery

Cool Planet Locates Their First 10 Million Gallon Renewable Gasoline Refinery in Alexandria, Louisiana, USA

“Louisiana is known for its substantial oil interests, but now will also have the distinction of being home to the first, of what is planned to become many, production facilities for Cool Planet’s renewable, high-performance gasoline and soil enhancing biochar,” . . . → Read More: Cool Planet Gasoline and Biochar Refinery

Fatboy Gasifier in Israel

Nadav from Israel lives in a kibbutz close to the Dead Sea. Nadav and his mate Ahmed have developed a Fatboy Gasifier using recycled local materials, a pressure tank from an old hot water system and a 44 gallon drum. They are still tweaking the unit and working to get the air flow and gas . . . → Read More: Fatboy Gasifier in Israel

Fatboy Gasifier in the UK

I have been working with David Friese-Greene from the UK on developing the Fatboy Gasifier for the UK and Indian markets. David is involved in the UK with the Soil Fertility Project which is working with SCAD who is a Social Change and Development non-profit non-governmental organisation in Tamil Nadu, India.

After trialling the UK’s . . . → Read More: Fatboy Gasifier in the UK

Bioremediation in Dilmah tea gardens

The process they use to make the biochar in this video looks like it could be somewhat improved but it is good to see these sorts of projects.

Supporting Biochar development?

I have to say I was dismayed after reading this article. Australia’s federal governments climate change bureaucracy waste of financial resources is unbelievable, this money should be going into on ground farm research and helping to develop practical engineering solutions. Australia’s support of clean carbonisation technology to date is an industry joke. Sounds like lots of . . . → Read More: Supporting Biochar development?

South Australian No-Till Farmers Association research

This is a really interesting story about the work SANTFA is doing. I believe Greg Butler and SANTFA are doing the most useful board acre work anywhere. They understand biochar and how it needs to be blended, they have been getting some great results from smart lateral thinking. I have to add a lot of . . . → Read More: South Australian No-Till Farmers Association research

Fatboy Gasifier V3 update

For those interested in my open source Fatboy Top Lit Updraft Insulated Gasifier. It now has some more photos and an updated PDF plan, just click here >>>>

I have also just uploaded an in depth Youtube video showing the Fatboy’s functions, filling, lighting and discharging into the quench bath.

Torgoch Biochar Project in Wales UK

The Torgoch project began when we learnt of a disease affecting over 1,400 hectares of woodland in Wales. Phytophthora ramorum is a fungus-like pathogen in plants. In 2010 it was found to be killing large numbers of larch trees, usually where they were growing close to infected rhododendron that spread pores from their leaves . . . → Read More: Torgoch Biochar Project in Wales UK

Black is Green mobile biochar demonstration unit

Lakeland College and Alberta Innovates Technology Futures (AITF) with assistance from Western Economic Diversification Canada and industry support have developed the Alberta Biochar Initiative. The ABI is intended to develop and demonstrate technologies that will enable the large scale commercial deployment of biochar products and biochar applications for the benefit of Albertans.

Black is Green . . . → Read More: Black is Green mobile biochar demonstration unit