Biochar is a charcoal like product that is created through pyrolysis in the Oregon Kilns. Excess, woody material is set on fire in the kiln and is partially combusted to create biochar in a low oxygen environment.
Biochar can be used as a soil amendment to increase nutrient and water retention, sequester carbon from the atmosphere, and to reduce fuel loads on your property.
The SWCD is looking for private landowners who want to use the kilns to create biochar. If you are interested in using our kilns, please call Sam Horner at 218-384-3891. These kilns will be available for public use in the coming months.