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Written by mattliving

August 20, 2009 at 12:17 pm

Biochar: Improves Soil Fertility, Captures Carbon.

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Biochar is charcoal created by pyrolysis of biomass. The resulting charcoal-like material can be used as a soil improver to create terra preta, and is a form of carbon capture and storage. Charcoal is a stable solid and rich in carbon content, and thus, can be used to lock carbon in the soil. Biochar is of increasing interest because of concerns about mitigation of global warming being caused by emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases.

bspcommentThis could be one of several farming methods that help save our world from the effects of excess carbon in our atmosphere. How much energy is required to produce the Biochar?

Written by mattliving

February 15, 2009 at 8:29 pm