Posts about Biochar
Biochar techniques propose to burn biomass and municipal waste in the absence of oxygen to create charcoal. This charcoal is then mixed into soils as a soil additive, directly burying carbon into the soil. The approach is inspired by (but very different from) Amazonian Terra Preta black soils where indigenous communities have used charcoal to improve fertility.
A UK research fund has recently announced that £8.3m is being made available to fund up to 10 different research projects for a programme on Greenhouse Gas Removal from the... View Article
An article in BizGreen called “How to build a billion dollar industry to fight climate change” features insights from two mmbers of the University of Berkley’s Centre for Carbon Removal,... View Article
by Rachel Smolker In an interview with Naomi Klein, published in the Autumn 2013 issue of Earth Island Journal, she referred to the American fondness for “win-win solutions.” I had... View Article
Tar sands with biochar? The growing links between biochar advocates and the Canadian tar sands industry
“Biochar could offset Canada’s tar sands programme for 14.5 years.” — Lloyd Helferty, Advisory Committee Member of the International Biochar Initiative (video) Background: What is biochar? Biochar – a PR... View Article