Stop the Smoke - Reduce Global Warming

by Warm Heart Worldwide, Inc
Stop the Smoke -  Reduce Global Warming
Stop the Smoke -  Reduce Global Warming
Stop the Smoke -  Reduce Global Warming
Stop the Smoke -  Reduce Global Warming
Stop the Smoke -  Reduce Global Warming
Stop the Smoke -  Reduce Global Warming
Stop the Smoke -  Reduce Global Warming
Stop the Smoke -  Reduce Global Warming

Project Report | Mar 5, 2024
New Paths to Expand Biochar Adoption in Thailand

By Evelind Schecter | Project leader

Rice farmer adding biochar to paddy
Rice farmer adding biochar to paddy

It's the smokey season in Chaing Mai and the haze has arrived.  The air quality is still bearable with the burning ban showing some impact. 

At Warm Heart, we have permission to make small amounts of biochar for testing.  Aom has been working on capturing data from local feedstocks to confirm that we align with some recent studies on the expected efficiency of production methods.  This is part of a larger effort to find ways to expand biochar production in Thailand.  

We have also been looking at low-tech solutions to produce higher volumes of biochar.  Several organizations are looking at industrial-level units to encourage large-scale farms to pyrolyze their waste instead of burning it. 

Our lead farmer has been working with orchard owners to make biochar once the annual tree pruning is done. This biochar is used on organic farms and in orchards for water retention.  We would like to develop some higher efficiency designs but still be portable. 

In Thailand, the government,  universities, and a range of private organizations have reached out to us because they are interested in utilizing biochar for more than just agricultural purposes. For example, Chiang Mai University has a pilot project to test biochar in asphalt as a substitute for scarce raw materials.

The International Biochar initiative is co-sponsoring a Biochar Training Workshop May 5-11 with ECHO Asia and Warm Heart at the Echo training farm in Chiang Mai. This is bringing an audience from Thailand, Laos, and other SE Asian countries for an in-depth workshop so that they can go back to their communities to spread awareness of the benefits of making Biochar.

Thank you for your enduring support of our work!

Warm regards,

Dana, Michael, Evelind, and the Biochar Teams

Current biochar trough for branches
Current biochar trough for branches
Chiang Mai University Testing Biochar in Asphalt
Chiang Mai University Testing Biochar in Asphalt
Biochar for water retention in orchard crops
Biochar for water retention in orchard crops
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Warm Heart Worldwide, Inc

Location: Phrao, Chiang Mai - Thailand
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Twitter: @WarmHeartOrg
Project Leader:
Evelind Schecter
Phrao , Chiang Mai Thailand
$86,657 raised of $125,000 goal
 
943 donations
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