Biochar Quality (not all biochar is the same)
Using a modified 5 gallon steel pail (learn more) with your incinerator allows you to choose what biomass you burn and control the temperature. At the end of the day you are guaranteed to produce the BEST and HIGHEST quality biochar money can buy.
learn how to make your own charcoal and biochar.
The following research, from top universities in the United States, report that biochar’s quality depends on two very important components: how its created and what it is created from.
In Boston, Massachusetts, professors at Northeastern
University discovered that the quality of biochar varies
greatly depending upon the pyrolysis process (thermo-chemical
decomposition). Researchers at the University of Hawaii at Manoa discovered that
the type of biomass (organic matter) used greatly impacts the overall quality
of the biochar being produced.
Why is a high PH level bad?
They found that in a 25% biochar mix with both peat and soil,
the roots thinned out and there was less growth in the plant.
In Hawaii, the highest quality biochar came from biomass with varied pore sizes.
Green waste from landscaping, forestry and agriculture was found to work the
best. It was also the most sustainable model for biochar production. With a 5
gallon steel pail and our incinerator, you can use yard waste such as grass clippings,
leaves and branches as your biomass to make the absolute highest quality biochar