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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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BIOCHAR USED SUCCESSFULLY TO TREAT FRACKING WATER

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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HISTORIC FERTILIZER COULD HELP TREES, URBAN FARMS

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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