Posted 9/14/2021 08:34 (#9219542 - in reply to #9219197) Subject: RE: Biochar, carbon sequestration and water quality
MaineFarmer - 9/14/2021 04:18
I asked on here a couple years ago and it was not generating much interest.My BIL has a large woods op and wanted to start production with his waste stream,I told him farmers were not jumping on the band wagon,,along comes free money from the ol State o Maine and another start up is getting millions to make said char that no one has any desire to use.My BIL is scratching his head,,I said it will likely fail.
I would pay lime prices for biochar to be applied to my fields. The thing is, lime prices are mostly hauling and spreading costs. And biochar is going to be harder to handle and apply than lime. So even if you've got state money paying for the production costs, I'm not sure that anyone wants to haul and apply biochar for $30/ton.