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Biochar for Climate Change Mitigation : Fact or Fiction ?

  title={Biochar for Climate Change Mitigation : Fact or Fiction ?},
  author={Almuth Ernsting and Rachel A. Smolker},
Soils are extremely diverse and dynamic, playing a fundamental role in supporting communities of plants, detritivores (which break down organic matter) and microbial communities, interacting with the atmosphere, regulating water cycles and much more. As we face the catastrophic impacts of climate change, efforts to “engineer” the climate are proliferating. Among these is a proposal to use soils as a medium for addressing climate change by scaling up the use of biochar. Unfortunately, like other… 
Climate Change Mitigation by Soil Carbon Sequestration in Tropics — A Review Samjetsabam
21st century world is facing the problem of global warming which subsequently has lead to global climate change. The phenomenon of climate change is more evident in tropics as compared to other
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Expert Perceptions of the Role of Biochar as a Carbon Abatement Option with Ancillary Agronomic and Soil-Related Benefits
Biochar is the solid remains of organic material that has been heated to > 350°C in an oxygen-limited environment, frequently intended to be mixed with soils. Biochar usually contains 80 – 90% stable
Towards a faster and broader application of biochar: appropriate marketing mechanisms
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From rhetoric to reality: farmer perspectives on the economic potential of biochar in China
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Biochar as a carrier for nitrogen plant nutrition : 2 , The growth of maize ( Zea mays L . ) applied with nitrogen enriched biochar on different soil texture
A green house experiment was carried out to study the effect of nitrogen enriched biochar on the growth of maize and the efficiency of nitrogen fertilization. Maize was planted in soils with
Greenhouse gas mitigation in land use - measuring economic potential.
INTRODUCTION As noted in other sections the global technical mitigation potential of agriculture, excluding fossil fuel, offsets from biomass is around 5.5–6 Gt CO2eq/year. This can be delivered
Biofuels for Aviation: More Future Land Grabbing and Deforestation for Agrofuels to Justify Today’s Airport Expansion?
  • Engineering
  • 2009
Right now, the refining process is highly energy intensive and technical hurdles will need to be overcome before aviation biofuels can be a commercially viable energy source. There are strong vested
Rice Husk Biochar for Rice Based Cropping System in Acid Soil 1. The Characteristics of Rice Husk Biochar and Its Influence on the Properties of Acid Sulfate Soils and Rice Growth in West Kalimantan, Indonesia
Only soil carbon, phosphorus, exchangeable Al, soluble Fe, and soil strength significantly influenced rice biomass in the experiments carried out to study the characteristics of biochar made from rice husk and its potential as a soil amendment in acid soils.