Because of the difficulties posed by the threat of Covid 19, Living Web Farms has decided to cancel the Oct. 24, 2020 workshop Biochar Building Materials, planned with Kathleen Draper of Ithaka Institute for Carbon Intelligence. We have no timeframe at this point for rescheduling. Look for an announcement of the 2021 workshop schedule later (more…)
Part One available here The nexus of appropriate technology, circular economy and agriculture is a buffet of challenging, interesting projects. In 2017 and 2018, our continued work in biochar and gasification, and among other esoteric projects, our work with small-scale plastic recycling, – not to mention organizing the WNC Repair Cafe project – have kept […]
By Dan Hettinger, Biochar Facility Manager Last month I wrote a little about the carbon impact of biochar production, and concluded with the assumption that going ‘carbon-negative’ is likely very possible with simple scale ‘backyard’ biochar technologies. Bob Wells’ immensely popular presentation on the Tin-Man shows an effective DIY method with a single 55 and […]
By Dan Hettinger, Biochar Facility Manager The increase in annual global carbon emissions has stalled in recent years despite strong global economic growth. In effect, economic growth is no longer coupled with increased carbon emissions. In 2015, most of the world agreed that we can limit climate change to a rise of 2 degrees Celsius. […]
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