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What is Biochar?

Simply put, biochar is a highly adsorbent, specially-produced charcoal originally used as a soil amendment.  Scientists theorize biochar was first used in the Amazon Basin thousands of years ago where extensive regions of dark, highly fertile soil known as terra preta were discovered, revealing high concentrations of biochar and organic matter.  Read more...

Biochar in Agriculture

Increases in soil fertility are attributable to biochar’s unique properties of adsorption and stability. Compared to other organic soil amendments, biochar is much more effective at retaining nutrients and keeping them available to plants.  Read more...

Biochar for Soil Reclamation

Biochar offers an extremely cost-effective solution to bind toxins and prevent their leaching into surface and ground water. And, as a bonus, the once sterile soil can now support plant growth.  Read more...

Important Properties

The long pores provide significant surface area. As a matter of fact, 1 gram of BN biochar has a surface area of about 400m2.  Read more...

How is Biochar Made?

All Biochar is not created equal.  Agra Marketing Group carries only biochar manufactured by Biochar NOW because it is the very best!  Slow pyrolysis.  Individual kilns.  Precision process controlled by proprietory computer tecnology.  Read more...