01. Biochar: Ancient Origins, Modern Solution A Biochar Timeline (eBook)

Thanks for your interest in Paul Taylor’s book The Biochar Revolution.

Here you are welcome to download the first chapter of this incredible book. Simply click through to the download page here and follow the directions on that page, for instant access.


02. Making a Difference With Biochar: From the Ground Up (eBook)

This eBook is the second chapter in the book The Biochar Revolution. Through the story of how one entrepreneur was introduced to biochar and its commercial production, this eBook explains some of the financial benefits of biochar, how it can be used to help resolve the global food crisis and also explains how we can


03. On The Farm: A Biochar Biography (eBook)

This eBook is chapter 3 in the book >The Biochar Revolution. It is a beautiful story of how Bob Wells, a former boat salesman turned an overgrown, infertile piece of land into a fertile organic farm, and the role biochar played.

“a nagging thought kept haunting my subconscious that this biochar stuff was just too good to be true. But I kept getting great results wherever and however I applied it.”


04. From Blacksmith to Biochar: The Essence of Community

This e-Book, From Blacksmith to Biochar: The Essence of Community, is chapter 4 of The Biochar Revolution. It is Peter Hirst’s own journey from having a corporate career, to becoming a community blacksmith and transitioning into a Biochar entrepreneur.

In this story Peter reflects on how strong community and the successful integration of Biochar are linked.


05- The Accidental Farmer: Lessons in Farming, Biochar and Collaboration

The Accidental Farmer: Lessons in Farming, Biochar and Collaboration is a wonderful true story based around the sugar cane fields in Australia’s Northern NSW area. The story starts in the sugar cane fields in 1987, when a combination of environmental conditions killed all the fish in the Tweed River.

This e-Book, being chapter 5 of The Biochar Revolution, takes us through the unfolding of this incident,


06. What Is Biochar?

The e-Book What is Biochar starts part 2 of The Biochar Revolution, Understanding Biochar. This e-book seeks to explain a number of key points about what exactly Biochar is

The e-Book What is Biochar starts part 2 of The Biochar Revolution, Understanding Biochar.


07. How Biochar Helps the Soil

How Biochar Helps the Soil really is a crucial part of The Biochar Revolution. It forms Chapter 7 of the book and has a detailed look at what Biochar actually does in the soil, why it is so helpful and how it ultimately helps plants which live in the soil

“Biochar helps conserve plant nutrients by storing them within its matrix and making the nutrients available when crops need them.”


08. Characterizing Biochars: Attributes, Indicators & At-Home Tests

Are you interested in the benefits that adding Biochar to your soil can have on your land, or on the produce output of your farm or garden? If so this e-Book is a must read for you. The book starts by discussing the quality indicators and attributes of biochar and why it is important to understand these attributes prior to application to your land.

“each biochar can and should be tested prior to addition to the soil.”


09. Biochar Production Fundamentals

This e-Book starts Part 3 of The Biochar Revolution – Producing Biochar. It has been written for you if you are interested in starting to produce your own biochar, either for your own plot of land or for a small scale local business venture.


10. Biochar Production: From Colliers to Retorts

This e-Book builds on the perspectives which author Peter Hirst imparted in his earlier e-Book (also available on our bookshelf) “From Blacksmith to Biochar: The Essence of Community”. In this story, starts with a historical comparative of the methods of producing charcoal and biochar.


11. Making Biochar in Small Gasifier Cookstoves and Heaters

“TLUD pyrolytic gasifiers are convenient sources of biochar, and can be easily constructed and operated for small-scale production. The basic TLUD technology is ‘open source’. Everyone has the opportunity (and is encouraged) to advance the designs.”


12. Automated Biochar Production

This e-Book looks at the larger biochar picture and some things that need to occur in the industry if biochar is going to become a real part of the global ecological restoration answer. It is also a crucial book for you to read if you are interested in biochar as a business with a long term, scalable model.