Dorset Charcoal Company - News 2016

November 2016

Charcoal - The secret to better skin.

Charcoal powder is increasingly being used in numerous cosmetic products for both women and men. An article in the Telegraph explains how this simple black powder and it's incredibly porous qualities are making it so popular.

Click here to read the article.

Charcoal's digestive benefits for animals.

Buy Granular Charcoal Animal Feed Suppliment online.

The Blackmore Vale Magazine recently published an article about our fine granular charcoal animal feed suppliment and it's effectiveness at improving the condition of horses and other animals.

Click here to read the full article.

Granular Charcoal Equine Feed Supplement

The Big Biochar Experiment...

The Dorset Charcoal Company recently supplied Kew Gardens in London, and two large market garden enterprises in Dorset with large amounts of Biochar.

Horticultural Charcoal has been in use for milenia, but much of that knowledge has been lost in modern times. You can get involved with the Big Biochar Experiment and help study the amazing benefits that Biochar can bring to soil and crop improvement.

You don't need much space and it's a great project for children, so get involved.

Loose Reins

Loose Reins

The Dorset Charcoal Company is pleased to of picked up Loose Reins as a customer for our BBQ charcoal, Animal Feed Supplement and kindling.

This wonderful business provides the opportunity for people to combine camping or cabin dwelling with some fantastic Dorset woodland horse riding (who knows they might even chance upon our charcoal operations).
Visit for more details.

Game of Thrones

The Dorset Charcoal Company not content with supplying charcoal for special effects companies for Hollywood blockbusters are now proud to announce they are supplying Fire and Blood Productions who are working on the next series of Game of Thrones. No spoilers but we think something may well be on fire in the next series!

Apple Charcoal

We are now supplying Apple Charcoal for the BBQ connoisseur. We have always offered single species charcoal on request, currently in stock we have oak, alder, willow and now APPLE. With a beautiful aroma it really does make a bbq something special. Please contact us for prices,

News - September 2016

Blackmore Vale Business Awards

Jim Bettle on BBC Countryfile

We won the Green Award in the Blackmore Vale Business Awards.

We were nominated for a Green Award, which goes to a company which has shown outstanding commitment to manage the environmental impact of its business or has developed its own business in the field of managing the environmental impact of other businesses or the wider community.

News - August 2016

Jim Bettle on BBC Countryfile Summer Diaries

Jim Bettle on BBC Countryfile

The Dorset Charcoal Company's Jim Bettle was on BBC Countryfile Summer Diaries this month.

"Summer marks the start of barbeque season here in the UK. One of the key ingredients for any successful al fresco cook up is a good quality charcoal. As a nation, we get through 60,000 tonnes of charcoal each year, but 90% of it will be imported. Paul Martin learns how to cook up his own charcoal with the help of Dorset-based charcoal expert Jim Bettle. He discovers why producing your own charcoal is best because it is a cost effective, sustainable and fun way to fire up your barbeque this summer."

Watch Jim explaining how to make your own charcoal at home using an old oil can, here on iPlayer (31mins - 38mins).

News - June 2016

Animal Feed sales increasing steadily!

Since we started selling our Animal Feed Suppliment directly via Facebook and our website, more people have become aware of the wonderful benefits to digestion the granular charcoal provides to their animals.

Latest News - May 2016

We're on Facebook!

We've now set ourselves up a page on Facebook. Please have a look and use it to keep up to date with our latest news and events.

News - March 2016

We're now selling our Animal Feed Supplement online!

You can now buy our Granular Charcoal Animal Feed Supplemnt in 1, 5 and 10 litre buckets direct from this website.

It's great for removing toxins and aiding the health of all animals from chickens through to horses.

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News - February 2016

BioChar could help fight Ash Dieback.

BioChar was mentioned on the BBC's Countryfile on 21st February in an article about the use of BioChar and it's potential to help Ash trees build a resistance to the fungal disease Chalara Ash Dieback.

Bio Security in the black

Recent advances in pyrolysis technology offer a safe, on-site disposal solution for diseased vegetation. This new pyrolysis technology is an innovative tool in the battle against diseases, explains environmental scientist Peter Hughes.
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barbecue Charcoal Animal Feed Supliments Gradener's BioChar restaurant Grade barbecue Charcoal