Earth and Climate Care

May 11, 2021 -- Posted by : admin

Biochar just might be the best large-scale, simple and cost-effective thing we can do to draw down large amounts of CO2 from the atmosphere and store it for the long term.

As plants grow, the process of photosynthesis takes atmospheric carbon dioxide and uses it along with the energy of sunlight to create energy and biomass. In the case of trees, the biomass in the form of wood builds up as long as the trees are alive. But when plants and trees are harvested or die, the carbon in that biomass is released into the environment and makes its way back into the atmosphere to be taken up by living plants. This is the natural biological cycle.

Biochar gives us a way to interrupt this cycle and take a sizable amount of the biomass carbon (up to half) out of circulation. 

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