Biochar

We produce high quality biochar from the wood left over after hedge laying, coppicing and gate making. Usually this brash is burnt, wasting energy and releasing poluting smoke. However, using our highly efficient kiln, we can produce biochar very cleanly with hardly any smoke and the carbon that would otherwise be released into the atmosphere is stored in the char.

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 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: 60p per litre

Over 100 litres: 50p per litre

Over 500 litres: 40p per litre

Over 1000 litres: 30p 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.