Friday, March 28, 2008

Washington State Biochar Research

Washington State University researchers will produce biochar (a residue potentially used as a soil amendment) from low temperature pyrolysis of biomass materials. The biochar will be tested for its potential to store carbon, evaluated for any growth effects on plants in the greenhouse, and assessed for economic impacts. Research on biochar has shown promise in long-lasting carbon storage and improved crop production. This research will be the first rigorous study of biochar use in agricultural soils in this state. (Source)

1 comment:

Folke said...

Ye, there is no time for delay
Until may, there has come another 667 million tones of carbon into the atmosphere, or about two billion tonnes co2 .
See my blog (
about sequestering
Folke G√ľnther