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Biochar for Climate Change Mitigation : Fact or Fiction ?

@inproceedings{Ernsting2009BiocharFC,
  title={Biochar for Climate Change Mitigation : Fact or Fiction ?},
  author={Almuth Ernsting and Rachel A. Smolker},
  year={2009}
}
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