Biochar is fine charcoal that can be added to compost to help hold nutrients and water in the soil and increase soil fertility. It improves soil structure particularly in very sandy or clayey soils. Biochar’s microporous structure also provides an ideal habitat for mycorrhizal fungi that help to feed plants. It can be used in layers on compost heaps or in leaf bins but it has manifold other uses too. To find out more about the benefits of biochar, and the science behind it, have a look at the International Biochar Institute website.
We produce high quality biochar from the wood left over after hedge laying and coppicing. Usually this brash is burnt, wasting energy and releasing poluting smoke. However, using our kiln, we can produce biochar cleanly with hardly any smoke and much of the carbon that would otherwise be released into the atmosphere is stored in the char.
We sell our biochar to order, minimum order is 10 litres. For bulk orders of more than one cubic metre, please get in touch for a quotation.
Over 10 litres: 20p per litre
Over 100 litres: 15p per litre
Over 1000 litres: 10p per litre
Our kiln is fully mobile so we can also bring it to your site and make biochar from your own brash wood. To get a quotation please get in touch using the form below.
There is no VAT on our products.
For more about how we produce biochar please see here.