31 Mar '13, 12pm

Using 'Biochar' To Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions: 'Biochar' is the name for charcoal when it is used as a soil

Using 'Biochar' To Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions: 'Biochar' is the name for charcoal when it is used as a soil

RELATED ARTICLES Biochar Value to Glacial Soils and Green House Gases December 15, 2011 04:22 PM Amazonian Biochar January 14, 2010 02:44 PM Biochar August 10, 2010 04:58 PM Biochar Initiative Restores Hillside at Former Silver Mine in Colorado January 29, 2013 07:49 AM 'Biochar' is the name for charcoal when it is used as a soil amendment. People add charcoal to land in order to increase soil fertility and agricultural productivity. ADVERTISEMENT In addition to these benefits, researchers are now saying that biochar has potential to mitigate climate change as it can help sequester carbon and thus cut our greenhouse gas emissions. Sean Case, a PhD student at NERC's Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) and lead author of the study says: "We've shown that adding biochar suppresses CO2 emissions very significantly over several years... Previous studies have found this effect ...

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