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Biochar - what is it and how to use it

Biochar - what is it and how to use it

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What is biochar and how is it made? Biochar is a form of charcoal used to improve compost and top soil. It is created by heating wood in the absence of oxygen - the process is called ‘pyrolysis’. (This differs to a normal biomass boiler that ‘combusts wood’ – ie burns the wood with oxygen). ...
Uses of Biochar, Part 1: Soil & Composting

Uses of Biochar, Part 1: Soil & Composting

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The mission (goal) for biochar is to help improve soil health & productivity whilst also sinking (sequesting) carbon into soil – all in a sustainable manner. A fantastic world changing mission.  Despite this huge mission, the SoilFixer team gets distracted and talks about other possible ...
What is super compost and its benefits?

What is super compost and its benefits?

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Here, we look at the benefits of super compost and how to make it. A few years ago, we asked ourselves a question: Does compost quality vary? And if so, what would a super compost look like? Our investigations show that well-matured compost comprises two parts: particulate organic matter (POM)...
Activated Carbon for Aquariums  

Activated Carbon for Aquariums  

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Which activated carbons work best in aquariums? Why do some work better than others? Why are there so many conflicting statements around what activated carbon does? Armed with knowledge you can save money on your carbon and still get excellent performance. We address just some of these topics in...