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Selling Biochar - Worth the Effort?

 
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I sold some char that I made. I make it for water filtration for my fish farm and to make it is a byproduct of heating the fish farm. So as far as extra effort it wasn’t any. I mostly sold to one person who fed it to her chickens and turkeys and if she didn’t feed it she used it in her chicken bedding. For my purposes I needed pieces a certain size and she wanted smaller sized so she would get the screenings. I would also char grain like peas and lentils and that was a big hit with the poultry. I sold a 20 litre pail for $20. If it went through the aquaculture side of things goes to $60. Way more handling and inoculated with bacteria and soaked up ammonia. I have not sold any inoculated char as I use it myself and do not promote it. Just be careful advertising it as CFIA would want to make sure your certified before you can sell it. Good luck and hope you can do something with it. And hopefully that gave you a couple ideas of where to market it.
 
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I am also interested, Eric! Hahaha. The problem is that I don't think I can divide any of my 3 or 4 comfrey until next year. They have only been up for 2 months. Unless you know different? I am not afraid to try... I actually cut one off at surface level because it ended up in a row of corn. It came right back and is only a little behind it's sister plants, shade and all.

And... dang, Steven. Good stuff!
 
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