Did You know:
Biochar is a 2,000
year-old practice that converts agricultural waste into a soil enhancer that can hold carbon, boost food security and discourage
deforestation. The process creates a fine-grained, highly porous charcoal that helps soils retain nutrients and water.
CHARCOAL from RETORT
SYSTEMS can often serve as a replacement for fossil
fuels thereby having
a neutral effect on COČ exchanges.
This makes a significant
positive contribution to the preservation of our environment!
The concept of the Adam-Retort
works in 2 stages.
In the first phase the wood
in the retort chamber is dried by hot flue gases and the carbonization process is initiated. The hot flue gases are produced
with waste wood pieces in an external fire chamber.
By waste wood we mean small
branches, twigs, pine cones and other residual products. About 100 lbs of waste wood is burned per batch.
As soon as the water
in the wood has evaporated, the vapor produced is sufficiently hot enough and the first inflammable wood gases appear, the
smoke is now rerouted and burned off in the hot fire chamber, reducing pollution.
This additional energy
is used to heat up the wood chamber and to further accelerate carbonization during this second stage.
Between 1300 - 2000
Lbs of wood (dry weight) can be loaded, from which 450-750 Lbs of charcoal can be created.
Benefits of using biochar in your soil
your soil acidity
Improves your soil
quality, adding very badly needed nutrients for your garden, and acts as a long-term fertilizer (often with significant results
in plant growth and yield)
Helps the soil retain nutrients (like nitrogen,
calcium, phosphorus), compost, and beneficial microorganisms much more effectively than unimproved soil.
Helps your plants utilize and absorb more
nutrients from the garden soil, particularly when used in conjunction with compost or well-rotted manure (thus packing your
vegetables with a higher nutrient content).
Reduces the amount of carbon released into
the atmosphere (ie. greenhouse gases)
Reduces groundwater pollution.
Reduces the need for irrigation.
Contact us for more information.
Flow Farm – Aberdeen, NC