Quite a few actually! Let’s briefly consider biochar used for soil amendment and as a carbon negative tool. Biochar for soils: Soils are the basis of our food production system; they recycle waste products and are a vast storage centre for carbon, water and plant nutrients. What’s really fascinating is the role of biochar [...]
Many of us welcome new ideas for sustainable use of biological residues. So, the idea to use 100% natural feedstock and develop such a source in to a uniquely efficient product must surely be applauded. Yes, that is exactly how biochar is produced. A fair amount has been written about biochar in the last [...]
A very old process The indigenous people of South-America succeeded over many centuries in supplying even large cities with food despite nutrient-poor primeval forest soils. This was only possible by using the black earth "Terra Preta de Indio". Terra Preta differs from other black earths in its origin. It was specifically produced by humans, [...]
Biochar or: using Fire to Cool the Earth with Albert Bates. A great 46 minute podcast to introduce the potential of Biochar to help reverse the effects of climate change. Biochar locking carbon into soil for 1000s of years and taking it out of the current environmental chain.
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Biochar in the IPCC’s recent Special Report as one of only six negative emissions technologies (NET) that may be capable of significantly re-balancing carbon. Special report link here