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Biochar Study Tour: Update 2

Adam O’Toole in Kaindorf Austria: Carbo Fertil Project: Biochar’s Potential to Help Meet Norway’s GHG Reduction Goals One more of a series of great value presentations during the IBI2018 Excursion to Kaindorf, Austria in June. This was the presentation after Dominik Dunst’s CharLine Feedchar introduction and discussion. Carbo Fertil Project

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Biochar Study Tour: Update 1

As part of the International Biochar Initiative’s IBI2018  excursion, we visited the Ökoregion Kaindorf in Austria with a great group of people from 15 countries. There is a unique opportunity to create a formal partnership and information exchange with the Ecoregion Kaindorf and benefitting from their existing and expanding network with other bioregions.So far I

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Eliminating antibiotic use in farming by using biochar

Kathleen Draper says: “I was recently in Austria, where I toured a large poultry farm that uses biochar in their feeds. The animals love it, the producers are able to eliminate antibiotic use, and the odour of the litter has been significantly decreased.” This article originated from: Can charcoal close the

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AGFEST 2018: Interview with Frank

Check out the live stream from Agfest Frank, talking about the history of charcoal in nature, and how charcoal can be used as a sponge, a carrier mop, food additive and tool for many different applications. Frank explains the origin of the term biochar, explaining that Bios in Greek means Life.

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Frank Strie on ABC Life Stories

Frank was recently filmed for My Back Road on ABC Open – He was interviewed about coming to Tasmania, leaving a destructive industry, raising a family on the land, using natural methods and upcycling waste materials. You can check out the interview and write up at https://open.abc.net.au/explore/203844 or you can watch

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IBI Biochar Study Tour – an Overview

TOUR INFO & UPDATES Ecoregion Kaindorf While biochar is a key focus of our tour, there are other methods available for building soil carbon. The ecoregion Kaindorf, a collaboration of 6 communities in Austria, has spent the last 11 years proving that farmers, given sufficient market incentives, can quickly rebuild

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Austrian International Biochar Study Tour 2018

Frank will be participating in the IBI Biochar Study Tour in June 2018.  This is a 3 and a half day event held in Austria and will cover Pyreg Technology, creating Terra Preta, using biochar in livestock and feeding, and much, much more. This study tour is being organised by

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Using Satellites to find Biochar in the Amazon

Atlas Obscura have recently posted a news article about a team of scientists from the University of New Hampshire who are using satellites to detect slight differences in the way light reflects off the tree leaves in the Amazon rainforest, to find concentrations of “Terra Preta” biochar in the soil.

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Entally Estate Gardenfest 11-12 November 2017

The annual celebration of spring in Tasmania was held over two days in the gardens at Entally Estate in Hadspen. Terra-Preta Developments was part of this fantastic event for the third year in a row as a stall holder selling FRANK’S CHAR products in the midst of a magnificent garden

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VIDEO: How Biochar is made

FRANK’S CHAR is produced locally using vineyard prunings as feedstock in our Tasmanian built KON-TIKI-TAS Deep Cone Kiln. Liquid manure is used to create the optimal nutrient enriched Biochar ready to be applied as soil amendment and odourless fertiliser. The woody material that would otherwise be unused and wasted is turned into a

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