"Burn - Using Fire to Cool the Earth"  Book Review

"Burn - Using Fire to Cool the Earth" Book Review

by James Sauer March 23, 2020

Biochar is not just for soil enhancement anymore according to the authors and some uses will surprise you.

BioCharlie Is Turning Over A New Leaf

BioCharlie Is Turning Over A New Leaf

by James Sauer March 05, 2020

The BioCharlie Box works the same way in your fireplace as the original BioCharlie.  Our second generation product is even better in a couple ways:

Al Gore Update

Al Gore Update

by James Sauer December 15, 2017 1 Comment

Gore's book Our Choice pointed out some ways in which the climate change problem might be solved, with biochar being one piece of the puzzle.


Can Biochar Have Sex?

Can Biochar Have Sex?

by James Sauer June 30, 2016

Is biochar doing something under the covers (of soil) that we don’t know about? Maybe, as in Vegas, what biochar does underground stays underground? We just gotta ask—is biochar getting freaky down there?

Composting at Home with Biochar

Composting at Home with Biochar

by James Sauer April 22, 2016

Here at ASCO2, we see household composting as a simple, everyday, effective way for you to turn a couple shades greener!  In this post, I will also explain how combining biochar with compost optimizes the practice.

The Magic of Pyrolysis

The Magic of Pyrolysis

by James Sauer March 19, 2016

We owe the existence of biochar to the incredible chemical process called pyrolysis. The word pyrolysis comes from the Greek terms “pyro” meaning “fire,” and “lysis” meaning “separation.”

Biochar, The Prescription To Maintain Healthy Soil

Biochar, The Prescription To Maintain Healthy Soil

by James Sauer December 05, 2015

It's kind of funny how people think of soil as only "dirt" like what gets tracked in onto the carpeting. Soil is much more like an ecosystem teaming with life, similar to an ocean with all kinds of organisms interacting with and depending on each other.