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  • Biochar: Improve Soil and Reduce Global Warming

    [social_buttons] In addition to supplementing the soil with sea minerals, Claverach Farm and Vineyard also adds biochar. Biochar is basically charcoal, but instead of being used for fuel, it’s used for capturing and storing carbon in the soil. Because biochar can sequester carbon in the soil for thousands of years, it might be able to […] More

  • Rehabilitating Bio-Fuels Part 2: Interesting Second Generation Options

    [social_buttons] My previous post retraced the precipitous decline in the reputation of biofuels that occurred between 2006 and today.  In this post I’m going to talk about just a few of the activities going on for “second generation” biofuels (beyond corn, soy and palm oil, wheat…).  One of the key features of these initiatives is that they […] More

  • SolveClimate: Biochar and George Monbiot's Misguided Rant

    Editor’s note: This post was written by Max Ajl, and originally published on Wednesday, March 25, at SolveClimate. A couple of weeks ago, we discussed the possibilities of biochar – burning organic waste, such as wood chips, left-over crop residue or even manure at extremely low oxygen levels and high temperatures in order to produce […] More