All you need to know about biochar

Australian Forests and Timber - - IN THE NEWS -

SOUTH AUS­TRALIAN on-line pub­lisher Strong & Bold Pub­lish­ing has re­leased a new pub­li­ca­tion en­ti­tled “Mak­ing Biochar – With Tech­ni­cal Man­ual” writ­ten by Brian Lewis.

The book is based on the ex­pe­ri­ence gained from five years of de­vel­op­ing and tri­alling three dif­fer­ent styles of biochar kilns.

The book pro­vides a good in­tro­duc­tion to biochar ba­sics and de­tailed in­struc­tions on the op­er­a­tion of a biochar kiln to­gether with a chap­ter on the eco­nom­ics of mak­ing and sell­ing biochar. The PDF ver­sion of the book in­cludes de­tailed draw­ings of two types of kiln. A case study on us­ing a kiln by a com­mer­cial win­ery is in­cluded. And a de­scrip­tion of a DIY kiln is also in­cluded.

Lo­cally made biochar can be sold to lo­cal hor­ti­cul­tur­al­ists, mar­ket gar­den­ers etc., who gen­er­ally are aware of the ben­e­fits of adding biochar to their com­post and soil.

The book will be of spe­cial in­ter­est to all biochar en­thu­si­asts, small landown­ers, hor­ti­cul­tur­al­ists and any­one else in­ter­ested in the im­prove­ment of soils by the ad­di­tion of car­bon.

The book is avail­able for $9.99 di­rect from www.stron­gand­

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