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  • 1. BIOCHAR PRESENTATION By the Philippine Biochar Association
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  • 5. Biochar Program Goals
    • To create livelihood opportunities for rural households by converting agricultural and countryside biomass by-products into biochar
    • To incorporate biochar into farmlands of small farmers to improve farm yields and family income
    • 3. Help mitigate the greenhouse effect caused by vehicle emissions and farming.
  • 6. BIOCHAR
    • Biochar is charcoal created by pyrolysis (burning with minimal oxygen) of biomass 
    • When biochar is added to the soil, it is known to stay in the soil for thousands of years. A recent study made by the University of Bayreuth in Germany showed that 1 hectare of land with biochar plowed in at 1 meter depth holds 250 tons of carbon compared with 100 tons in soil without biochar.
  • 7. The Carbon Dioxide Cycle
  • 8. Through pyrolysis carbon is sequestered and prevented from converting into the greenhouse gas of CO2
  • 9. Adding Biochar to Farm Lands
  • 10. Soil without biochar Soil with biochar
  • 11. Biochar Benefits to Farm Soils
    • boosts soil fertility
    • prevents soil erosion
    • improves soil quality by raising soil pH
    • traps moisture, attracting more beneficial fungi and microbes
    • improves cation (positive ion) exchange capacity
    • helps the soil hold nutrient
    • improves water quality by retaining agrochemicals and metals
  • 12. Better than Compost
    • biochar is a more stable nutrient source than compost and manure. Biochar, therefore, as a soil amendment can increase crop yields, reduce the need for chemical fertilizers, and minimize the adverse environmental effects of agrochemicals in the environment.
  • 13. BIOCHAR
    • Helps mitigate greenhouse effect by trapping carbon for thousand of years!
    • Captures even more carbon when plowed into farmlands!
    • Improves soil quality for better food production
  • 14. Materials that can be used to make biochar Rice Hull or Ipa Rice Straw or Dayami Coconut Husk Corn Cobs
  • 15. Forest and agriculture residue…
  • 17. CARBONIZED RICE HULL OR BIOCHAR OR AGRICHAR The internal structure of biochar
  • 18. Drier using rice hull as fuel and Producing biochar as byproduct RICE HULL STOVE THAT PRODUCES BIOCHAR AS BY-PRODUCT
  • 19. No more burning of rice hull or rice straw
  • 20. Rice Crop using soil integrated biochar Corn crop with biochar and Chicken manure Organic brandywine tomatoes grown With biochar and vermicompost
  • 21. PBiA has recently set up a network in Zambales in partnership with the Botolan Local Government, a local NGO called Sambali, and the Bucao Farmer Irrigators Association . Other networks are similarly being organized around the country .
  • 22. Carbon Sequestration Validation and Certification Program The Philippine Biochar Association (PBiA) , in partnership with local government units (LGUs), local non-government organizations (NGOs), and people’s organizations (POs), has taken the initiative to introduce VERIFIED & CERTIFIED carbon sequestration in the Philippines using Biochar and offer it as a venue for VOLUNTARY CARBON OFFSET .
  • 23. Incorporating biochar into agricultural land is a simple process and can easily be done by a farmer… In partnership with PBiA, for every 1.1 tons of biochar incorporated in agricultural land, the LOCAL BIOCHAR NETWORK issues a master certificate verifying this activity.
  • 24. Carbon Offset Sticker Program
    • P1,500 Answers for up to 1,000 kilos of Carbon Emissions AND provides livelihood and better food supply
    Issues Negative Carbon Stickers against each Master Certificate, 4 stickers to one Master Certificate .
  • 25. The sticker sales fund the biochar production and soil integration by the farmer’s organization
    • > For every Php1500 sticker sold, Php 875 goes to the Local Biochar Network for
      • (70% to Farmer, 10% to LGU, 20% to NGO)
      • The Philippine Biochar Association receives Php 275 per sticker for sticker management, website access, awareness building, promotions;
      • And Php 350 goes to marketing
  • 26. Sample Table of CO2 Emissions Fuel Type Kilometer/ Liter Ave. Km Distance/ year Fuel Consumed/ Year (liter) CO2 Emission/ Liter (kls) CO2 Produced/ Year (kls) Gas 8 10,000 1,250 .650 812 9 10,000 1,111 .650 722 10 10,000 1,000 .650 650 11 10,000 910 .650 591 Diesel 8 10,000 1,250 .735 919 9 10,000 1,111 .735 817 10 10,000 1,000 .735 735 11 10,000 910 .735 669
  • 27. 1130 CHINO ROCES AVE. 205 RAMAN Condominium, Makati City 1203 (632) 8962561; (632)8995544