Side by side burn. This video shows how farmers typically burn their maize crop waste (pile on the left) by making piles, lighting the piles on the side and letting them burn to ash in a cloud of smoke. We train the farmers to light the pileson the top and smother the embers with dirt or water. The difference in smoke is stunning. Watch the video!

Training video in Swahili, English, French.

Draft paper: Maize stalk biochar improves yield by 62% (U of Kibabii, Kenya).

Report on our biochar from maize stalks in Malawi in Chichewe, Swahili, English, French. Conclusions:

  • Produced quality biochar.
  • Had a high yield of 25% char
  • Was nearly smokeless.
  • Could be a game-changer in Malawi