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I've picked up Jason Aramburu as my hero to shadow. He is a Princeton Graduate,a New Yorker.

Bio-char is when you turn bio-waste into compost(fertilizer),as well as a replacement for coal (energy use) and through these application we able reduce carbon emissions to the atmosphere .This idea seem to me easy to apply - relevant, environmentally friendly and economically viable;I believe that an idea that meets these criteria.

I've joined re:char - (the company Jason founded) & I shall be keeping up their up with their activities - through their website, twitter,(sent a friend request to Jason facebook - should be interesting -hehehe)

check out Jason on http://www.re-char.com/

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Comment by Simon Brookes on March 2, 2010 at 1:52pm
I have awarded you +1 knowledge share for this evidence Rendani. I was not aware of Bio-char before I read your post. From my brief look at the link you provided I can see that there are some clear benefits to bio-char production. However, as with most of these new energy technologies one has to be aware of the potential associated problems. It's all about striking a balance I guess. Do you think that bio-char production could be a feasible, further income generating mechanism for poor farmers?
Comment by Batandwa Alperstein on March 2, 2010 at 8:25pm
I am equally keen on this concept. It is so interesting. I have heard of something similar called biogas - the only different is that biogas is made with human waste...

the great designer, william mcdonough, the father of the cradle-to-cradle movement incorporated this in his design for a new chinese city - he used the sewer system to create biogas that fires the stoves.

now, the menthan created is perfectly healthy, but i still wonder: would people use it?
Comment by Alchemy on March 2, 2010 at 9:13pm
Good luck, Rendani, I will be cheering for Jason Aramburu to accept your friendship request.
Comment by Brandon Spearman on March 3, 2010 at 2:22pm
Very interesting stuff Rendani! The social inovator that i chose to shadow has a company that has a similar goal. Create a biodegradable material to replace materials that we use everyday that are destroying the Earth. +1 for knowledge!
Comment by Jen Shaffer on March 4, 2010 at 3:02pm
Thanks for bringing this to my attention. I'd never heard of biochar. Awesome idea! And I hope that Jason accepts your friend request.
Comment by Rendani Mulaudzi on March 5, 2010 at 7:47pm
@ Simon:I don't have an answer to your question at this point,I'll have to get back to you on that;however,my intial impression is that it might work well with poor farmers - the process of making it seems easy enough to replicate(technically,economically), farms have readily available biomass which can be turn into bio-char.

@ Batandwa:Biogas - from human waste - what?...am bit taken by wh*** idea of methan being made from human waste.I also wonder , would people use it? - maybe or maybe not.

@Brandon:I've never heard of that being done anywhere before(biodegradable material for eveyday use) - it's an interesting concept;have u checked if it might be feasible?

@ Jen & Alchemy:I have my fingers crossed.
Comment by Bongumusa on March 8, 2010 at 8:33pm
Better to try. Keep it up.
Comment by Rendani Mulaudzi on March 8, 2010 at 9:07pm
So now Jason has accepted the request - I'm bit nervous, dunno really know what to say,but nonetheless i'm looking foward to shadowing him.
Comment by Nick Heyming on March 8, 2010 at 9:36pm
This project is truly amazing. I need to find a way to bring that here...
Comment by Jen Shaffer on March 9, 2010 at 12:48am
Hey Rendani- That's so cool that he accepted your request. I'm sure whatever you say will be fine.


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