All you need to know about biochar
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.strongandbold.com.