19 Mar '12, 12pm

Waste Biomass Charcoal is Solution to Toxic Fertilizers, Says Kickstarter Project (Interview)

Waste Biomass Charcoal is Solution to Toxic Fertilizers, Says Kickstarter Project (Interview)

Jason Aramburu’s call to join him in expanding the “Black Revolution” isn’t as radical as it sounds, and yet it is. Let me explain. Black Revolution is a brand name for biochar, a charcoal produced at high temperatures (over 400C) from waste biomass. Biochar is made from a variety of waste products including waste from, lumber mills, corn, and sugarcane. According to Jason, you can use biochar as a soil amendment in your garden, raised beds, and container gardens. You can even start seeds and grow plants directly in a bag of Black Revolution biochar in a small space like a balcony or fire escape. Each bag of Black Revolution contains enough carbon-negative biochar to offset significant CO2 emissions. Using the smallest bag is equivalent to rolling back the emissions from 5-6 miles of driving. © re:char For the past few years Jason has been working with Kenyan farmers to ed...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/lawn-garden/waste-biomass-charc...

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