Biochar Farming Project
Project is supported by funding from the South Australian Murray Darling Basin Natural Resources Management Board and the Australian Government
Project Term – One Year
The objective of this project is to demonstrate the on-site harvest, production and application of biochar using sustainably grown and harvested biomass (Mallee plantation). All phases of the project will be carried out on one farm in the South Australian Murray Mallee.
Oil Mallee plantations have been established by MMLAP and other organisations across the MMLAP region since 2006. These standing crops have the potential to provide material to produce biochar that can be used for increased soil health and productivity. The location of these plantations allow for the direct use of the harvested wood product on the same farm through biochar production and application. This reduces cost and carbon miles involved with outside manufacture and transport of biomass/biochar that can cause barriers to the adoption of biochar use in the region.
A field day will be helg in late August 2015 to demonstrate biochar production using a portably pyrolysis machine.
This project is supported by funding from the South Australian Murray Darling Basin Natural Resources Management Board and the Australian Government