Biochar for climate change mitigation (CO2 sequestration) and soil enhancement
SoilMatrix Newsletter No. 9
Welcome back to the SoilMatrix Newsletter. This issue provides a short set of videos to demonstrate how much research is taking place around the world on the topic of using biochar as a soil enhancement agent and as a way to mitigate CO2 emissions to the atmosphere by CO2 sequestration in the form of carbon. This was one of the identified unknowns in our July Newsletter.
Most climate change measures such as driving an electric vehicle, switching incandescent light bulbs to LED lighting, installing solar panels, geological sequestration of coal fired power plant CO2 emissions, and so on, are considered to be carbon neutral activities. In this edition of the SoilMatrix Newsletter, you will learn how using biochar to enhance your lawn and garden soil, or your farm soil or any soil, actually REMOVES CO2 from the atmosphere by sequestering carbon into soils for 100’s to 1000’s of years.
The following series of short videos were made available by the UK Biochar Research Centre of The University of Edinburgh. They are evidence of the amount of effort being put towards answering questions relating to the use of biochar for soil enhancement and CO2 emissions reduction.
What is Biochar? by Dr. Saran Sohi… Click here to view this video
The research hope for Biochar as a climate change mitigation and adaptation technology…
Current biochar research at The University of Edinburgh’s UK Biochar Research Centre, by Dr. Ondrej Masek… Click here to view this last video
My hope in sharing these videos is to demonstrate how a large number of researchers around our planet are now investigating both the benefits biochar has for soils and the effectiveness of long term sequestration of carbon in soils to mitigate climate change.
Thank you for your interest in this topic. We will see you at the end of October.
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