This dark material: the black alchemy that can arrest carbon emissions

Some good news featured in today’s Guardian: not only does biochar trap carbon when it is created, it is heating homes in Sweden and feeding cows in Lincolnshire.

It traps carbon in the ground for centuries, boosts plant growth, provides a sustainable heat source and could even reduce methane emissions from cows. Biochar is a form of charcoal created via a special chemical process called pyrolosis.

A senior scientist at the RHS said that “even if we stop burning fossil fuels tomorrow, we’ll still have a lot of carbon dioxide removal to be doing, and this is one of the most effective ways we can achieve that.” Read more at http://bit.ly/2ReEw4W.

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