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Posted Tue Mar 17 2009: from BBC:
Biochar: Is the hype justified?
Green guru James Lovelock claims that the only hope of mitigating catastrophic climate change is through biochar -- biomass "cooked" by pyrolysis. It produces gas for energy generation, and charcoal -- a stable form of carbon. The charcoal is then buried in the ground, making the process "carbon negative". Researchers say biochar can also improve farm productivity and cut demand for carbon-intensive fertilisers. There's a flurry of worldwide interest in the technology, but is the hype justified?...Proponents of the technology say it is so effective at storing carbon that it should be included in the next global climate agreement.
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