Study: "Biochar" adds to bioenergy crops' environmental benefit

04/3/2013 | Planet Earth online (U.K.)

Researchers at the U.K.'s Natural Environment Research Council published a study indicating that adding charcoal to a plot of land before planting bioenergy crops reduces carbon emissions from that plot by about one-third over the long run. "We've shown that adding biochar suppresses [carbon dioxide] emissions very significantly over several years," adding to the benefits of bioenergy crops, said the lead author of the study.

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