Off Grid Power in Liberia 

Leave a Positive Trace Permaculture Action Day with Burning Man

Photo credit: Brooke Porter Photography

On Saturday, June 22, the Local Carbon Network joined Burners without Borders, the Permaculture Action Network, and nearly 400 participants for an all-day event at Hoover Elementary School in Oakland, CA, featuring live music, arts, food and hands-on projects to improve the school’s garden and outdoor classroom. The activity was part of the ‘Leave a Positive Trace’ action weekend organized by Permaculture Action Network in partnership with the community associated with the annual Burning Man arts and music festival.

Hoover Elementary is located in a West Oakland neighborhood considered a ‘food […]

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Summer Solstice Char-B-Que Open House at Gill Tract

On Friday, June 21, All Power Labs and the Local Carbon Network hosted an open house at UC Gill Tract Community Farm, our regenerative farming partner in Albany, CA. More than 60 attendees were given tours of the two-acre organic farm and medicinal herb garden, and were shown the remarkable changes to soil and plant health that Gill Tract has observed since it started co-composting with SkyCarbon Biochar more than a year ago.

To further celebrate the Northern Hemisphere’s longest day, we unveiled the ‘Char-B-Que’, a wood-fired Kon-Tiki kiln and grill that […]

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IBI Newsletter: June 2019

The International Biochar Initiative (IBI) is a great source for information on research and the development of biochar businesses and industry. We will be linking to their newsletters here in our News Blog posts going forward. They recently did testing and certified our Local Carbon Network SkyCarbon biochar, the results of this analysis are shown here. This, along with OMRI certification now allows SkyCarbon to be used in certified organic farming.

Click this link to access IBI Newsletter: June 2019 […]

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Co-composting with Biochar for Agronomic & Climate Benefit

Friday, March 8th, 5-7pmFREE!  But please RSVP here

Our monthly Open House events continue this Friday with a talk and demonstration of the agronomic and climate benefits of co-composting with biochar. We’re convinced we’ve stumbled across a highly significant optimization for biochar usage and deployment with this co-composting scenario. The solution is uniquely high performance in soil, easy to do, leverages the already existing infrastructure of compost operations globally (personal, commercial, and municipal), and achieves carbon impacts far beyond the raw biochar entered into the system. We’ve spun off the continue reading…

We won!

We’re honored to announce that All Power Labs is part of the winning team for the Water Abundance XPRIZE 2018. APL was the technical lead for the Skysource/Skywater Alliance team, and brought gasifier based power generation, plus a unique use of water vapor from biomass, to the larger problem of making atmospheric water generation machines truly usable in the world.

The $1.5M award was announced at the XPRIZE Visioneering 2018 event in Los Angeles, October, 20, 2018, bringing to a conclusion a 2 year long competition involving 98 contending teams from 27 countries. The prize was launched in 2016 […]

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Local Carbon Network: Terni, Umbria- Italy launch

Kickstarter Crowdfund in process.  Join us for a 10 day learning holiday on a rural Italian farm,with Power Pallet, biochar, and composting (and all the other Italian provincial pleasures). 

This is the Valle Santa / Reiti Valley, where the APL New Farms Labs is located. We’ve been running machinery at this site for about four years now, and using it as the headquarters for APL efforts in Italy and the EU. With our transition to the Local Carbon Network model of deployment, we’re now recasting this site as our second major full circle “waste-to-valve, sky-to-soil” operating hub.Those following our […]

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APL monthly Open House continues this Friday

We’ve restarted our monthly Open House events at All Power Labs.  Now that we’ve launched the new PP30 Cogen-CS, and the Local Carbon Network is up and running, we have new reasons to gather the interested at our facility in Berkeley CA.  This month we’re having the event this Friday, Sept 14th, from 5-7pm

The Open House events are free.  The food and drink are free.  All you have to do is RSVP here.  And bring your friends.

PP30 Cogen-CS Demonstration

The Open House is an opportunity to see APL machines in operation and discuss […]

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APL Monthly Open House

We’re restarting our monthly Open House events at All Power Labs.  Now that we have the new PP30 Cogen-CS launched, and Local Carbon Network up and running, we have new reasons to gather the interested at our facility in Berkeley CA.  This month we’re having the event this week Friday, August 17th, from 7-9pm.  Future events will continue on the 2nd Friday of each month.  (yes, this one is on the third Friday).

The events are free.  The food and drink are free.  The carbon negative electricity to charge your EV is free.  The information is free.  All […]

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PP30 Launch event at APL this Friday!

June 29th, 5-7PM, Berkeley California

We look forward to seeing many of you at our new product Launch Party later this week.  We have 60 people RSVPed so far, which is approaching the attendenance levels for our full workshop weekends of years ago– which is great.  We also have some surprisingly dedicated international travellers coming for the event.  We’re of course very happy to see this much interest in our new product.  We have space for ~100 people, so if you want to be there, please do RSVP to the event page soon.The event will be a formal presentation by APL Founder/CEO Jim Mason on […]

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The New PP30 Cogen-CS

Combined Heat and Power with built-in Carbon Sequestration (CHP-CS)

All Power Labs invites you to join us for a special Launch Party on Friday, June 29th in Berkeley, CA where we will debut the new Gen 2 Power Pallet.  The event will be a formal presentation by APL Founder/CEO Jim Mason on the new concepts and features of the PP30 Cogen-CS, as well as run demonstrations with several machines on site. As many of you have noticed, APL has been rather quiet for the last two years in terms of new announcements and deployments.  The pause has been […]

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