Discovering Biochar use and practices


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This site consists of information on Biochar / Biocharculture  from the observations / research / experience / work done by Dr. N. Sai Bhaskar Reddy. For support / services on biochar compost preparation, production, application methods, capacity development, etc., contact Email:saibhaskarnakka@gmail.com


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My latest Book "Biocharculture - Biochar for Environment and Development" Published by MetaMeta, Netherlands. August 2014. It took two years to write covering a decade of my endeavour with biochar. This book is declared as open Knowledge.. Available online the links are Biocharculture Book link1  or link2 or link3   Thanks to MetaMeta for publishing and all the support..

CNN Biochar - GSBC Project, Peddamaduru village, Jangaon, Andhra Pradesh, India - GEO and GoodPlanet. Transcript

"Biochar" is the charcoal produced from biomass for good use." 

"Biocharculture" is life around biochar for good use.


Excerpts from the book...

"..Biochar can be used in all types of agricultural systems (organic, chemical, permaculture, mixed farming, natural farming, biodynamic agriculture, Homa therapy for agriculture, zero tillage farming, etc..

Biochar helps to reclaim degraded soils.

The water retention capacity of the biochar compost makes it ideal for conservation and the use of the scarce water..

Biochar helps to prevent fertilizer runoff and leaching, allowing the use of less fertilizer and diminishing agricultural pollution to the surrounding environment.

Biochar is applicable for human and animal waste management, converting urine, excrement, or dung into fertilizers and resulting in emissions reduction.

Biochar protects and supports the growth of roots. It increases the available nutrients for plant growth, resulting in yield increases.

Biochar increases soil biodiversity and soil-life density...

The water retention capacity of the biochar compost makes it ideal for conservation and the use of the scarce water...

Biochar gardens present low-cost solutions for efficient use of urban spaces. "