Article - 17 Aug 2009
Biochar is a form of charcoal believed by many to present enormous opportunities in enhancing crop growth, remediating contaminated soil and preventing climate change causing carbon emissions. Biochar...
Article - 4 Sep 2012
There are numerous benefits of using biochar in everyday applications and also on a larger scale to help significantly reduce carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
News - 23 Oct 2017
For over a century, researchers have been intrigued and thrilled by biochar, a carbon-rich, charcoal-like material derived from oxygen-deprived plant or similar organic matter. When used as a soil...
News - 29 Mar 2014
In the first study of its kind, research undertaken at the University of Southampton has cast significant doubt over the use of biochar to alleviate climate change.
Biochar is produced when...
News - 9 Feb 2018
Plant enthusiasts are acquainted with peat moss as the main component of potting mix, but a harvest of the material is turning out to be unsustainable. Not only is peat being depleted faster than it...
News - 16 Oct 2015
In West Africa, many farmers move to the cities, where they cultivate soils, many of which are not very fertile. The international team involved in the "Urban FoodPlus" project, coordinated...
News - 27 Jul 2011
It may be feasible for the rural landscapes to sport pyrolysis plants in place of grain fields and oil processing centers to generate bio crude oil from the bio crops such as switchgrass brought in by...
News - 18 Feb 2013
In his Feb. 12 State of the Union address, President Obama singled out climate change as a top priority for his second administration. "We can choose to believe that Superstorm Sandy, and the...
News - 20 May 2014
Current collaboration between the UK and Canada in the area of biochar as an effective way to capture CO2 has been strengthened by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Professor...
News - 28 Jul 2017
The study led by Ghasideh Pourhashem, a postdoctoral fellow at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, appears in the American Chemical Society journal Environmental Science and...