FarmChar is a brand of Energy Farmers Australia Pty Ltd. Energy Farmers was formed in 2010 and is owned and managed by Tom Vogan and Euan Beamont. Tom grew up on a farm in Lancelin Western Australia and now works as a project engineer in the oil and gas sector. Euan is a farmer from Mullewa who has experience in logistics and project management. We decided to combine our skills because we see opportunities to use waste more effectively to produce energy and biochar.
We have developed continuous flow, mobile pyrolysis (biochar) technology. The kiln can process approx. 250 kg/hr. of material to produce a high quality biochar and is scalable up to 1 tonne/hour. Heat produced from the process can be used where process heat is required and to replace LPG for heating & drying applications.
We’ve been trialing FarmChar biochar as a soil supplement in broad scale agriculture and horticulture. We’re also developing other biochar based products with a view to providing sustainable alternatives for industries heavily reliant on fossil based products.