Making charcoal at CAT

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CAT’s Biology department makes charcoal or ‘biochar’ from waste woodland products to experiment with its value as a soil additive. Made using a retort system, emits fewer greeenhouse gases than a traditional kiln, the resultant product is soaked in urine and added to the soil.

Charcoal, or biochar, made from waste materials from our woodland.

Woodland and craft courses at CAT. Our woodland and craft courses cover a huge range of topics including sustainable woodland management, traditional horse logging and rustic furniture making. Find out more.

Making charcoal using a retort.