“Biochar may represent the single most important initiative for humanity’s environmental future. The biochar approach provides a uniquely powerful solution, for it allows us to address food security, the fuel crisis, and the climate problem, and all in an immensely practical manner. ” Prof. Tim Flannery 2007 Australian of the Year
What is biochar?
Biochars refer to the carbon-rich materials (charcoal) produced from the slow pyrolysis (heating in the absence of oxygen) of biomass. Recently, there has been much interest in biochars as soil amendments to improve and maintain soil fertility and to increase soil carbon sequestration. The capacity to sequester carbon in the soil can be attributed to the relative stable nature and, therefore, long turnover time of biochar in soil and is of particular relevance to the solution of climate change. While it is difficult to estimate how long newly created biochar will stay in the soil some suggest it could be for as long as five thousand years. Read more about Biochar…
YCG will be hosting a biochar workshop with Dave Clark. To book, click here on the biochar workshop