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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:

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

Summary of good report by WorldWatch Institute:

Revised Schedule:

Jan.23: Seminar introduction and class overview – Stephen Herbert (Hand-out web reference: you-think )

Jan 30: Climate change and implications for agriculture – Bethany Bradley (Required reading before class: )

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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:

Hey that's very interesting!

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

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