Out of Ashes BioEnergy Inc.
At Out of Ashes BioEnergy Inc., we are transforming the way you grow!TM We are a Canadian corporation headquartered in Prince George, British Columbia. Our company vision is to become a leading supplier of biomass heating solutions with a range of organic biochar available for purchase under our boutique brand, Turtleback Biochar®.
Through an innovative, co-operative and scalable (not mass produced) business model, Out of Ashes BioEnergy Inc. works with greenhouse growers, large and small, providing consultation, installation, feedstock supply and service of clean, green biomass furnaces that can significantly decrease heating costs and extend your growing season. These same furnaces programmed to our specifications also produce high-quality biochar. For more information please contact us.
Out of Ashes BioEnergy Inc. embraces an organic philosophy about the transformations of life and the innovations of an ancient civilization. 7000 years ago ancient Amazonian cultures combined char, waste, shards of pottery, bone and fragments of turtle shell (thus our name!) to transform poor soil into dark, fertile earth known as Terra Preta. This ancient secret enabled agriculture to flourish and support a civilization.
Today, biochar research around the world continues and excitement is growing. Biochar research is working to unravel the secrets of ancient Amazonian Terra Preta. While this important work continues, Turtleback Biochar® is ready for your use right now: increase soil fertility, enjoy bigger blooms and produce higher yields.
With sustainability being top of mind, we are committed to being carbon-negative and adhere to zero waste policies. This commitment is demonstrated in everything we do right down to our product packaging. Once the metal tin-tie is removed for recycling, the corn-starch lined bags can be composted right in the garden or recycled.
Our biochar is tested by an independent lab in accordance with the guidelines for characterization set out by the International Biochar Initiative. When you purchase our biochar you can be assured of its quality. You are protected by our NO-HASSEL Guarantee. For refunds please complete the following survey so that we can continuously learn how to serve you best.
As a grassroots eco-friendly business, our strong social values and corporate ethic combine in our efforts to support education, local businesses, community gardens and the Prince George Farmers’ Market.
Out of Ashes BioEnergy Inc. is concurrently building relationships to partner with churches and peasant organizations in underdeveloped agricultural communities for Biochar Mission: Mexico. To donate directly to this project please contact us. We have acquired the Mexican distribution rights for an innovative low technology solution, the Adam Retort®. Sign up for our newsletter and follow us on Facebook for more information.
The business visionary and President, Scott Scholefield, M.Sc., R.P.F. is a Registered Professional Forester and holds a Masters degree of Science in Natural Resources & Environmental Studies from the University of Northern British Columbia. Scott picked up his green thumb while being a professional landscaper, during his horticulture training and from the enjoyment gained playing in his own gardens.
Scott contributes to the development of the Canadian Biochar Initiative and sits as an advisory committee member for the International Biochar Initiative. Scott is passionate about Canada’s forests and wood products as demonstrated by his commitment to the Canadian Institute of Forestry, Canada’s oldest conservation organization, also the founder of the non-profit Forests Without Borders.