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STUDY:Biochar alters water flow to improve sand and clay soil

Jan 31st, 2015 by YREA | Comments Off

Research shines light on soil additive’s seemingly contradictory benefits Jade Boyd – September 24, 2014 Rice University News & Media As more gardeners and farmers add ground charcoal, or biochar, to soil to both boost crop yields and counter global climate change, a new study by researchers at Rice University and Colorado College could help [...]

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Biochar can reduce tree stress from transplanting and drought, Bartlett trials find

Jan 18th, 2015 by YREA | Comments Off

15 January 2015, by Gavin McEwan, Horticulture Week Biochar, a charcoal-like substance created by pyrolysis of green waste, has potential to protect trees against stress, according to trials by Bartlett Tree Research Laboratory, part of Reading University. They found that young horse chestnut trees replanted in poor clay soil showed higher leaf chlorophyll content and [...]

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UF/IFAS researcher finds inexpensive, easy way to filter arsenic from water with biochar

Nov 8th, 2014 by YREA | Comments Off

Published: November 3 2014 Category:Environment, Research GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida professor has developed a quick, cheap and easy way to filter from water one of the world’s most common pollutants: arsenic. Bin Gao’s team used iron-enhanced carbon cooked from hickory chips, called biochar, to remove the toxin. He is an associate professor [...]

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Sep 22nd, 2014 by YREA | Comments Off

Post Date: 19 September 2014 – Energy and Environment Management Researchers at the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) in Texas and the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) in the US have determined that biochar, a substance produced from plant matter, is a safe, effective and inexpensive method to treat flowback water following hydraulic fracturing, [...]

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Sep 22nd, 2014 by YREA | Comments Off

By Ethan Nelson – Minnesota Daily September 09, 2014 University researchers are using a traditional charcoal-like substance to boost plant growth. For centuries, the indigenous communities of the Americas cut down and burned vegetation, using the remains to fertilize the soil underneath. Now, in locations around the Twin Cities, city leaders are working with a local [...]

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The Use of Biochar in Cattle Farming

Nov 14th, 2013 by YREA | Comments Off

by Achim Gerlach Artikel weiterempfehlen 90% of the biochar produced in Europe is used in livestock farming. Whether mixed with feed, added to litter or used in the treatment of slurry, the positive effect of biochar very quickly becomes apparent. The health – and consequently the well-being – of the livestock improve within just a [...]

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Biochar and soil carbon sinks encourage ‘soil-first’ farming

Oct 28th, 2013 by YREA | Comments Off

DON GRAVES Where is the best place to store carbon? Is it in the air, oceans, trees or soils? Where is the most effective place to store water for crops? Is it in man-made irrigation dams or where it falls, in soils? Despite environmental restrictions on urban fire emissions from domestic fires, many orchardists regularly [...]

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Biochar: A solution to climate change, soil fertility and energy production

Sep 30th, 2013 by YREA | Comments Off

By: Gavin Portwood | September 26, 2013 |  Courtesy of Ben Discoe/Picasa Biochar has made waves in academic and agricultural circles within the past decade as a solution to climate change, soil fertility and energy production. Biochar is created from biomass through a process called pyrolysis – high temperature heating within an enclosed environment – [...]

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Biochar: climate action

Sep 3rd, 2013 by YREA | Comments Off

Action to combat climate change is a key goal of the EU. The organisation’s commitment to tackling the warming of the planet is exemplified in the estimated €3bn research investment budget under the Societal Challenges pillar of Horizon 2020. One substance which could assist in mitigating the effects of climate change is biochar. Biochar (created [...]

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Biochar Carbon Protocol Development

Jun 26th, 2013 by YREA | Comments Off

http://www.mitacs.ca/r/32281 Program: Accelerate University: University of British Columbia Discipline: Forestry Partner: Haliburton Forest & Wildlife Reserves LTD Sector: Environmental industry Intern: Kahlil Baker Faculty Supervisor: Dr Gary Bull Biochar is charcoal that is used as a soil amendment to increase plant productivity and as a means of keeping carbon out of the atmosphere. Although a [...]

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