Re: Our Dirty Legacy #charcoal


Tom Miles
 

If you look at the 850,000 tons of barbecue charcoal traded in the US you will find different supply chains than Europe. There may be some similarities in the area of imported lump charcoal. We have many sources of imported carbonized materials. 

The major charcoal producers are well aware of the differences between charcoal and biochar. They have been in contact but Not engaged in Biochar markets until the last few years when briquette markets have declined and biochar markets have improved. There has also been consolidation in charcoal production in the last few years, especially in Missouri and Texas. 

T R Miles Technical Consultants Inc.
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On Sep 24, 2020, at 7:05 AM, ROBERT W GILLETT <themarvalus.wabio@...> wrote:

Kevin,

If a legacy charcoal company markets any of their product as biochar, they should be subjected to close scrutiny for the kinds of behaviors exposed in this breaking analysis of several European charcoal companies. 3-D reflected light microscopy may be the best way. They should also be FSC certified or equal. Meanwhile, the biochar industry should be aware of the environmentally detrimental baggage that accompanies any association (real or perceived) with the charcoal industry.

Best,

Robert

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