Biochar is a powerful tool in the fight to mitigate climate catastrophe.
Biochar production is a carbon negative process, which means the production of biochar immediately reduces the amount of CO2 (by half) that would otherwise enter the atmosphere.
In the process of making biochar, the unstable carbon in decaying organic material is converted into a stable form of carbon that is sequestered for millennia.
When biochar is applied to soils, it enriches those soils and reduces the need for chemical fertilizers, which in turn lowers greenhouse gas emissions.
Enhanced soil fertility improves yields and soil productivity, which draws down significant carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
‘Dirty’ biochar can also be made from waste products such as tires, municipal solid waste, and construction and demolition debris, thus keeping this material out of landfills.
‘Dirty’ biochar can be used as an aggregate for concrete and asphalt production, which reduces cement consumption and results in a technically superior product that sequesters material volumes of carbon.
TEDx Biochar Presentation
Terra Preta Soils & El Dorado
Carbon Removal Benefits of Biochar
Biochar Basics in Five Minutes
Biochar as a Solution to Climate Change
Biochar, the Carbon Negative Revolution
Livestock GHG Reductions with Biochar
The Role of Soil Health in Agricultural Productivity and Carbon Drawdown