MAKING CHARCOAL AND BIOCHAR- a Comprehensive Guide is essential reading for the interested amateur. Certainty, anyone who has a go at making charcoal will soon get the bug.
This book gives a wide range of possibilities for making charcoal on a small scale and for commercial production. There are chapters on the heritage skills of earth burns, the enduring popularity of metal kilns and the future represented by the charcoal retort.
Biochar – or small particle charcoal – is heralded as an ancient but rediscovered ‘super substance’. It can increase soil fertility and productivity whilst locking up carbon into the ground. This book looks at the ongoing discussion and weighs up the evidence.
Covering the essentials for starting a business such as legislation and marketing. There are also chapters on why charcoal is in the ascendancy from the ubiquitous barbecue to the most recent research into biochar and carbon sequestration.
It concludes with a celebration of the many ways in which charcoal can be put to use.
Size:246 x 189mm
195 colour pictures