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BIOCHAR PRODUCTION AND USES Workshop on Biochar - Production and UsesThursday 16th - Friday 17th September 2010 Appropriate Rural Technology Institute's Rural, Phaltan, Maharashtra Dr. N. Sai Bhaskar Reddy, CEO, GEO http://e-geo.org | http://biocharindia.com Ver. 1. GEO
PROSOPIS JULIFLORA - CAUSE AND USE SEMI-ARID ENVRIONMENT Decrease in rainfall High temperatures Climate change / variability Increase in intensity of cultivation -Energy Needs -Charcoal Making - Wood for agricultural implements / funiture -Pods / leaves as livestock feed Groundwater use Contribution of salts -Use of complex fertilizers -Surfacing of natural salts from deep inside the ground through groundwater + ALKALINE SOILS Fallow lands Poor germination, Non-availability of soil minerals Decrease in yield Suitable for growth of ProsopisJuliflora
CHARCOAL PRODUCTION – TRADITIONAL (Earth Mound Kiln)
GOOD STOVES AND BIOCHAR COMMUNITIES PROJECT GSBC PROJECT, being implemented in parts of Andhra Pradesh State is an integrated project. This project started in May 2009, Geoecology Energy Organisation is responsible for planning, implementation and monitoring of the project. The “Alternative Carbone Project” portfolio of Action Carbone has promoted this project to be implemented in the rural areas of the state of Andhra Pradesh, India. http://www.biocharindia.com | http://www.e-geo.org http://www.goodstove.com Group: http://groups.google.com/group/biocharindia
BIOCHAR FIELDS– GSBC PROJECT 7.5 TONNES OF BIOCHAR FACILITATED..