Biochar Resources

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 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
Tom Casten’s Paper

Biochar as a Paving Aggregate

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