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General / UC Davis Biochar Database online
« on: September 19, 2015, 10:18:47 PM »
UC Davis has a biochar database. Maybe you can help populate it:  http://biochar.ucdavis.edu

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Farmers Poised to Offset One-Quarter of Global Fossil Fuel Emissions Annually

Summary of good report by WorldWatch Institute:

http://www.worldwatch.org/node/6124

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Revised Schedule:

Jan.23: Seminar introduction and class overview – Stephen Herbert (Hand-out web reference:
http://truth-out.org/news/item/20751-climate-change-2013-where-we-are-now-not-what- you-think )

Jan 30: Climate change and implications for agriculture – Bethany Bradley (Required reading before class: http://www.ucsusa.org/assets/documents/global_warming/exxon_report.pdf )

Feb 6: Climate and energy dependence and agriculture – Stephen Herbert

Feb 13: Snowed out!

Feb 20: Chemical properties of biochar – Dick Stein

Feb 27: Science of the removal of endocrine disrupters & herbicide from waste water with biochar – Baoshan Xing

Mar 6: Biochar: a catalyst for Ecological, Agricultural, and Socio-Economic Change – Michael Garjian

Mar 13: International Biochar Initiative – Thayer Tomlinson

Mar 27: Energy alternatives and constraints – TBA (Panel discussion) or Biochar R&D in Asia and Australia –
Stephen Joseph - Biochar R&D in Asia and Australia
Stephen Joseph, Ted Wysocki

Apr 3: Anaerobic digestion and designing stoves for heat and biochar – Alex DePillis

Apr 10: Integration of solar photovoltaic and biomass power generation on farms (field trip, 89 River Rd, South Deerfield) – Stephen Herbert and Alan Page

Apr 17: Forest management – (Quabbin-Randy Stone), Alan Page

Apr 23: Forest management tour and biochar production – Alan Page, Frank Jeffers, Ted Wysocki, Tom Goreau

http://people.umass.edu/sherbert/Biochar2014-amended.pdf

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Field Trials / Interesting UK Field Trial Report
« on: March 02, 2014, 02:28:37 PM »

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Nice photos and summaries of Super Vegetable Garden (SVG) projects (see attached .pdf)

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Schenkel and Shenxue revisited
- implications on char production and biochar properties -

Version 1 (June 2010) issued at the
Biochar2010 Conference, Ames, Iowa – June 2010
Hugh McLaughlin, PhD, PE(1) and Frank E. Shields(2)

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My friend Doug Beitler has been put to task to grow produce in high salted dessert of Dubai. Using microbes and biochar, he has shown success in bioremediation of salted dessert:

CharBiological.. a brief introduction to BioChar & BioRemediation

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Read about the Octaflame, and a mention of the biochar co-product, in this energy.gov article:

     http://energy.gov/articles/biomass-burner-cogenerates-jobs-and-electricity-lumber-mill-waste

Here is the website for Borgford Bioenergy, the company that makes and operates the OctaFlame:

     http://www.borgfordbioenergy.net/index_files/Page514.htm

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I wanted to post this article written by an Antioch College student about biochar, and mentions my help in getting a simple double barrel retort setup for biochar production and research at the Antioch College Farm. Katie is also a new member of the PVBI forums:

http://antiochcollege.org/news/independent/2012/june/antioch-biochar-saga.html


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Hey that's very interesting!

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Part 2 of 6:
Part 2 of 6 - Lucia Stove Demonstration at Globe Forum HQ

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