Learn More About Biochar
Biochar is a powerful tool in the fight to mitigate climate catastrophe.
Biochar production is a carbon negative process, which means the process sequesters more carbon than it emits.
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.
Biochar can be used in numerous agribusiness applications to significantly reduce GHG emissions from this sector.
‘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 for concrete and asphalt production, which reduces cement consumption and results in a 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
Tom Casten’s Paper