Biochar News Updates

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Biochar is on Fire!! We have a new way of looking at the environment: We see saving the environment as a huge and profitable opportunity, not a huge and costly problem. Our mission is to restore the environment while creating economic development opportun... read more

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Photos of our preparations for our experimental farm. A race against time before the rains really start. We split a 5 Rai (0.8 Ha) plat into 100 m2 paddies. We are testing biochar enriched fertilizer vs commercial fertilizers. Stay tuned for results of ou... read more

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On October 1, Consul General Michael Heath announced a State Department grant award of $69,974 (2,099,220 THB) to Warm Heart Worldwide, Inc., to support efforts to assist farmers in reducing seasonal airborne particulate pollution in northern Thailand. Th... read more

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We reached a new milestone during the most recent testing of our largest model, the Field Unit 3 (FU3)! Our burning generated over 15 bags of biochar, making our test the most successful to date.

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Dr. D. Michael Shafer, president and co-founder of Warm Heart Worldwide, is featured in the documentary “Smoke: A Crisis in Northern Thailand” which analyzes the burning season and its impact on the economy, environment, and public health. &... read more

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Warm Heart was given the opportunity to present the biochar project as a complimentary solution to the “Action Plan 2016,” aimed to prevent and resolve smog in Northern Thailand. The Deputy Governor of Chiang Mai as well as representatives from the fo... read more

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It was all hands on deck for the first rice harvest from the Warm Heart experimental farm. The biochar experimental farm, which is located 10 km South of Warm Heart’s campus, is a paddy rice (flooded) field which has been divided into 35 plots of 100 m... read more

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Warm Heart completed two successful trainings for roughly 120 people of the community on January 26 and 27. Both days were spent learning how biochar works, and how to build a TLUD (“top lift up draft”) model. The trainings were an important s... read more

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As part of the efforts funded by the US Department of States’ “Breath of Fresh Air” Grant, Warm Heart held two days of training for women of the Mae Pang sub-district. Over the course of two days, roughly 45 women were trained in how to use the TLUD... read more

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The Warm Heart Environmental Program’s team has begun partnering with two corn shucking businesses in Chiang Dao to help find ways biochar can increase their profits. Warm Heart began connecting with the two entrepreneurs after they attended one of the ... read more

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137 Pillars House, a local 5 Star luxury hotel has shown a real commitment to corporate responsibility by recently setting up an onsite environmental program to do their part to reduce the haze and smoke that plague Chiang Mai every year. The tourist indu... read more

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With flights diverted from Chiang Mai International Airport, tourism revenues collapsing and healthcare costs soaring, the haze crisis in the North is on everyone’s mind. Here in the North, everybody loves to blame CP for the problem. And why not? Charo... read more

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The US Consulate in Chiang Mai has been a big supporter of Warm Heart’s Environmental Program going back to October 2015 when they funded our Breath of Fresh Air Grant. We are very pleased that the US Consulate recently announced they are going set ... read more

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This update to our story Pursuing a Breath of Fresh Air about how a local 5 Star resort, 137 Pillars House in Chiang Mai, is setting the trend for moving beyond “Going Green”, they have embraced “Doing Green” with a Backyard Biocha... read more

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It may not seem like much at first. But when you consider the statistics, the impact can be immense. Poor farmers release 25 percent of the world’s total of “black carbon”—clouds of smoke that count as the second-largest warming source after CO2... read more

In February, 2017 Warm Heart Environmental Program provided a biochar training program for a diverse group of interested large farm holders from Brunei, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. The training was held at our facilities in Phrao. Dr. Michael Shafer... read more