Biochar Production in Kon-Tiki Australia

July 14th, 2015|

After exploring and making deep cone kilns, cylindrical kilns and pyramid kilns in Switzerland, Canada, and California it seemed they presented the fastest way to get into biochar making on the small property. I was [...]

Biochar Workshops On Australia’s Sunshine Coast

May 13th, 2015|

Back in March 2012 Paul Taylor went to Maleny on the Sunshine Coast hinterland to teach a two-day workshop about biochar and its potential hosted by Hans Erken of the Bamboo Society of Australia. In [...]

Cavity Kilns in Canada – October 2014

April 6th, 2015|

In September I did a biochar presentation in Calgary, Canada, which seemed to be a mecca for Permaculture, with participants from several permaculture organizations eager to hear what biochar could do for them. There are [...]

Box kiln – July 6 2014, Ithaka Institute, Switzerland

March 13th, 2015|

In evaluating the relative characteristics of various top lit open draft kilns we desired to test, in addition to a metal cone kiln (previous Posts 1-3) and an earth pit cone kiln (post 4), a [...]

Pit Kiln – July 6 2014, Ithaka Institute, Switzerland

February 28th, 2015|

To evaluate the performance of a pit of similar shape to a cone kiln, a pit was dug on slightly sloping ground nearby the Cone Kiln, which was firing simultaneously. See previous Post 1, Post 2 and Post [...]

Maiden Voyage of the Kon-Tiki Kiln

February 9th, 2015|

The Kon-Tiki deep cone kiln was commissioned on July 4 at Ithaka Institute in Switzerland. As the day and the next progressed, the Kon-Tiki exceeded our expectations, and seemed destined to set a new trend [...]

Biochar Makers for the Biochar Gardener and Small Farmer

January 26th, 2015|

This is the beginning of a series of articles, describing Paul Taylor's journey in making a cheap and easy to make biochar kiln or oven for the small property and small farmer. This will eventually [...]

Kon-Tiki – The democratization of biochar production – A Review

December 11th, 2014|

Hans-Peter Schmidt and Paul Taylor recently published the article "Kon-Tiki - the democratization of biochar production" on the Biochar Journal website. You can see a video of the Kon-Tiki firing here: Kon-tiki Video Link. You can [...]

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