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Dr. Deb Page-Dumroese, Dr. Nate Anderson and Dr. Ted Bilek of the US Forrestry Service will discuss why forestry operations should consider on-site biochar production.
Early registration is open. Abstract & Workshop proposal deadline: March 1, 2018
Using straw biomass biochar and biochar-based fertilizers for recycling agricultural residues.
Using biochar in established orchards in Thailand to improve water management, water retention, and tree nutrition
Using Biochar for water treatment in SE Asia. (photo courtesy of Josh Kearns)


biochar treeSustainable biochar is a powerfully simple tool to fight global warming. This 2,000 year-old practice converts agricultural waste into a soil enhancer that can hold carbon, boost food security, and discourage deforestation. Sustainable biochar is one of the few technologies that is relatively inexpensive, widely applicable, and quickly scalable.

Biochar is a solid material obtained from the carbonisation of biomass. Biochar may be added to soils with the intention to improve soil functions and to reduce emissions from biomass that would otherwise naturally degrade to greenhouse gases. Biochar also has appreciable carbon sequestration value. These properties are measurable and verifiable in a characterisation scheme, or in a carbon emission offset protocol.

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