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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."...

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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,...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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