Premium Bamboo Biochar now available
After 5 years of research into making and using biochar, made mainly from our bamboo waste, we now make enough to offer it for sale. We supply it in 2 forms, charged and raw. Both are passed through a hammer mill for a fine particle size which maximizes surface area and makes it easier to mix with soil growing media or animal feedstock. Bamboo makes a better biochar than most other common feedstocks because the structure of bamboo already has a large surface area which is extended further by pyrolysis. It is light and crushes easily. A lot of the beneficial effects of biochar have to do with the high surface area of the particles, the higher the surface area, the higher the absorptive power and cation exchange capacity.
Charged Bamboo Biochar is charged with - blood and bone, aerobically composted poultry manure, fish meal, seaweed extract, natural minerals, sulphate of potash and urea. PH buffered with Phosphoric acid. Typical PH is 7.5 - 8. Sold in 10kg buckets for $30 plus freight.
Raw Bamboo Biochar which you can charge yourself in any number of ways including - adding urine, manures, adding to compost, animal bedding etc. Can also be used for filtration. Sold in 10kg buckets for $25 plus freight
Please contact us if you want larger quantities or have any special requirements.
“Secrets of El dorado” video - About the Terra Preta soils of the Amazon - is a 'must see' documentary if you haven't already, runtime 49 mins.
Biochar - agrichar - Terra Preta - Presentation of the potential of biochar to improve the fertility of poor soils, and to sequester carbon. Focus on Australia. 11 mins
Part 1 of 2 "The Promise of Biochar" 9 mins
Part 2 of 2 "The Promise of Biochar" 2.2 mins
I have added some TLUD photos to my Flickr account. There are quick selection of photos of my various TLUDs since I started with small tin cans a while back and the bigger drum BBQ versions that I have been working on.
This is the link to the set > TLUD adventures
The workshop photo set on Flickr can be found here