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    • BIOCHAR PRESENTATION By the Philippine Biochar Association
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    • 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.
    • 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.
    • The Carbon Dioxide Cycle
    • Through pyrolysis carbon is sequestered and prevented from converting into the greenhouse gas of CO2
    • Adding Biochar to Farm Lands
    • Soil without biochar Soil with biochar
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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
    • Materials that can be used to make biochar Rice Hull or Ipa Rice Straw or Dayami Coconut Husk Corn Cobs
    • Forest and agriculture residue…
    • BIOCHAR PRODUCTION MADE FROM RICE HULL
    • CARBONIZED RICE HULL OR BIOCHAR OR AGRICHAR The internal structure of biochar
    • Drier using rice hull as fuel and Producing biochar as byproduct RICE HULL STOVE THAT PRODUCES BIOCHAR AS BY-PRODUCT
    • No more burning of rice hull or rice straw
    • Rice Crop using soil integrated biochar Corn crop with biochar and Chicken manure Organic brandywine tomatoes grown With biochar and vermicompost
    • 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 .
    • 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 .
    • 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.
    • 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 .
    • 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
        • PRODUCING
        • FARM INCORPORATION
        • VALIDATION
        • VERIFICATION and CERTIFICATION
        • (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
    • 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
    • 1130 CHINO ROCES AVE. 205 RAMAN Condominium, Makati City 1203 (632) 8962561; (632)8995544 www.philippinebiocharassociation.com