Farmchar - A New Approach to Nutrient Management

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 for food producers to use waste more effectively to produce energy and biochar.

We have been trialing biochar as a soil supplement in broad scale agriculture and horticulture We have also developed continuous flow pyrolysis (biochar) technology. WE have a working prototype which 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.

Farmchar was developed to create awareness of biochar and its many applications.

Euan Beamont and Tom Vogan Standing beside biochar kiln