How to Manufacture Biochar from Woody Biomass

Converting excess woody biomass to a valuable soil amendment

Biochar, a soil amendment made from woody biomass like branches and small-diameter trees, presents an opportunity for landowners to convert forest thinnings to a high-value product. Removing excess biomass from dense, crowded San Juan forests is an important way to increase fire resilience and improve ecological health. This workshop will cover all the tips and tricks San Juan County landowners have discovered to successfully and safely manufacture optimal biochar.

This workshop is the third in a three-part series on woody biomass in the San Juans. You may also be interested in our February 24th workshop, Thinning Overstocked Stands for Health and Productivity, and our April 28th workshop, Measuring Timber and Woody Biomass in San Juan Forests.

Topics include:

  • How to manufacture biochar, from biomass harvest to end product

  • Uses for biochar, from farming to gardening

  • Tools to market and sell biochar


  • Check back soon for speaker information

Details and registration:

WHEN: Saturday, June 30, 2018
WHERE: San Juan Island, WA - workshop location and times will be sent to registrants.

All forest owners are encouraged to attend!
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This workshop is offered at no cost thanks to grant funding from:

Risk Management Agency

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How to Manufacture Biochar from Woody Biomass
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