Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Welcome to new Biochar blog!

Dear guest!

It is my pleasure to welcome you to our new blog on behalf of University of Helsinki Biochar team. This blog is created in order to share the knowledge on Biochar, and especially agricultural use of it (AgriChar). This promising black material has been used for agricultural purposes for over 2000 years, being once recognized as even more valuable than gold. We hope to share here news and links from all over the world, contributing so to the spreading of understanding of biochar practices.

On behalf of University of Helsinki biochar team,



  1. Hello Helsinki Biochar team,
    Congratulations on your new blog I am subscribing and looking forward to lots of exciting developments in Biochar coming from you guys.

    I also run a Biochar Blog based in Australia I would like to link to you guys reciporically.
    biochar project

    All the best
    Charmaster Dolph Cooke Biocharproject.org

  2. Many thanks for your interest and links, Dolph! It is always good to get new contacts of biochar people!

    We try to update our blog with new research results as they get out, so it is worth once in a while check for blog updates!


  3. Hi! Thanks for the great information you have provided! You have touched on crucial points!

  4. Great information Helsinki Biochar team,
    The versatility of utilizing biochar in cultivating fields to anticipate nitrogen will enhance soil wellbeing and increment trim yields on farmlands around the globe. There will be a chain of occasions that are sure from the utilization of biochar. Initially, ranchers will utilize less water. At that point, they will respond to soil testing by utilizing less compost. The product yield increment will offer some benefit added to their ranches. This is a major thought which as of now has adaptability set up.

    The assembling of biochar has been improved the situation over a thousand years. By this timetable, we can state that even a basic inhabitant with a little subsistence cultivate in an underdeveloped nation can make enough biochar to profit their field. On the other side to that, in our industrialized countries that are confronting administrative issues for natural toxins, there is a solid development in a sustainable power source and keen farming. The utilization of existing gasification and pyrolysis units around the United States and the world as of now deliver biochar as a side-effect. This side-effect (biochar) has a monetary incentive to a bigger economy. Ranchers bring down working expenses since they will require less water and manure because of biochar's demonstrated capacity to hold them in the dirt. The expanded bioavailability of nitrogen for harvests will build yields and give more sustenance to the world and higher benefits to keep ranchers (extensive and little) in business. The vitality organizations searching for sustainable power sources can enhance biomass as a vitality maker and fuse biochar in their plan of action as an income source. Furthermore, mending our waterways and seas will expand angle populaces and, thus, the angling business. The worldwide effect of a vast scale biochar use in farmland is the sequestration of carbon and the decrease of ozone-harming substances, similar to carbon dioxide on an enormous scale. Utilizing carbon impartial innovations are useful for the world, yet biochar consolidated in farmland is BETTER. Biochar is a carbon NEGATIVE. It will turn around the measure of carbon dioxide in the climate by securing the carbon in the dirt!