Biochar – Making and Using (Demo)
Date & Time: Sunday, June 17th, 9:30 am
Location: Near the Green Building Demo Tent
Join Tony to see the process of making biochar. Tony will explain the process of heating five or ten gallons of sawdust to between four and five hundred degrees F (which takes about two to three hours to roast and will be done prior to the demo). Tony will walk you through how to heat a retort to allow the gasses produced, mostly hydrogen (H) and oxygen (O), to burn off and keep oxygen from the sawdust. The wood will reduce to char which is the basis of biochar, a soil amendment that doubles crop production. Learn more about biochar at the Biochar – Making and Using workshop.
About the Presenter(s)
Tony C. Saladino, Charmaster / Guide, ECO-Tours of Wisconsin, Inc.