Bio-char Sequestration in Terrestrial Ecosystems – A Review

  title={Bio-char Sequestration in Terrestrial Ecosystems – A Review},
  author={J. Lehmann and J. Gaunt and M. Rond{\'o}n},
  journal={Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change},
  • J. Lehmann, J. Gaunt, M. Rondón
  • Published 2006
  • Economics, Geography
  • Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change
  • The application of bio-char (charcoal or biomass-derived black carbon (C)) to soil is proposed as a novel approach to establish a significant, long-term, sink for atmospheric carbon dioxide in terrestrial ecosystems. Apart from positive effects in both reducing emissions and increasing the sequestration of greenhouse gases, the production of bio-char and its application to soil will deliver immediate benefits through improved soil fertility and increased crop production. Conversion of biomass C… CONTINUE READING
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