DIY Biochar Workshop, May 17, 2017
Location: Lone Peak Conservation Center, Utah
Background: Forty participants attended this DIY biochar workshop, where participants attended a classroom presentation followed by a hands-on workshop where local feedstock was pyrolyized in simple, low-cost kilns and made into biochar.
Objective: The objectives of these projects are to introduce a new method for making biochar that is portable, low-cost, and widely accessible. By introducing this technique to the Utah wildland fire community, arborists, Extension agents, loggers and landowners as a means of hazardous fuels reduction, the UBRG hopes to encourage the use of kilns for making biochar and as a result, reduce hazardous fuels in Utah.
Partners: Lone Peak Conservation Center, Southern Rockies Fire Science Network, Utah Biomass Resource Group