Monday, October 3, 2016

Drew Veg Biochar Project

On Wednesday, UBET members visited the Drew Veg Biochar Project site. What a pile of material! We are all thinking about how to process it with hand crews and small kilns. It seems overwhelming, but Don Morrison and Kelpie Wilson worked out the numbers on paper and figured a professional woods crew of 6 laborers and 2 equipment operators could do the job in 6 ten-hour days. See the spreadsheet below. Here are some pictures:
The first of many mountains of biochar feedstock at Drew Veg Biochar
This slash goes on for a quarter mile of spur road.
You are looking at 15 tonnes of biochar, mate.
And here are the numbers, below the fold:

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