biochar, definition of
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.EcoWho Articles where 'biochar' used:
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- Whats the fuss about Biochar?
Biochar - what is it? This article explains what biochar is and how it will help us with carbon capture and improving the soil.
- Bill Clinton Honoree Thrown In Jail Over "Biggest Clean Energy Scam In American History"
From ZeroHedge One of three scam artists behind a $54 million ponzi scheme was sentenced to prison for her role in the biggest ‘green energy’ scams in US history, according to NBC New York...
- Negative emissions tech: can more trees, carbon capture or biochar solve our CO2 problem?
As CO2 levels rise, controversial techniques including carbon capture and storage, enhanced weathering and reforestation may be solutions
- How All Power Labs’ gasifier technology could revolutionize clean energy production
When the city of Berkeley kept shutting off power to his unconventionally-zoned artists compound, Jim Mason took matters into his own hands; he built a gasifier to turn plant waste into a source of off grid sustainable energy...
- Cool Planet: can biochar fertilize soil and help fight climate change?
Although market information and long-term impacts remain unknown, a biofuel byproduct can store carbon and enhance soil quality and its market is growing despite higher costs
- Solar Powered Sol-Char Toilet Zaps Poop into Fertilizer Bricks
Researchers at the University of Colorado designed a new toilet called the Sol-Char that zaps poop into biochar using nothing but the sun. Led by Karl Linden, the team installed fiber-optic cables that scorch waste deposited in the toilet to yield dainty
- Carbon Cultures’ Biochar is a Safe Way to Keep Warm While Out in the Woods
Are you an avid camper with woodburner's guilt? Carbon Cultures has come up with a much healthier and safer alternative to conventional wood fires with its cheap, lightweight and portable biochar. Biochar helps return a safe fire regimen to the forest...
- Beetle-Kill Pine is Fueling Wildfires and the Lumber Industry
As climate change warms areas of Colorado, mountain pine beetles (Dendroctonus ponderosae) have infested lodgepole pines and drastically reduced their numbers...
- Biochar Promises to Provide Carbon Negative Fuel and Better Soil
Could what’s in this little container keep our planet healthy? The simple reality is we need to find a way to put carbon back into the soil, and making something called ‘biochar’ is perhaps the best way to do that...
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