miket wrote:Diging up fossil fuels from the ground for energy and then burying carbon biofuels in the ground to offset that released carbon doesn't seem like it would be as efficient as just burning the carbon neutral biofuels in the first place and then not having to use the fossil fuels.
paul wheaton wrote:he is concerned that folks will get paid to chop down trees, turn them to biochar and bury them.
Marc Flora wrote:As of now, I 'm not aware of anything affordable.
One application method that may work better than broadcasting on a thinned area is to broadcast some char on the forest floor immediately before it is thinned.
soil wrote:this book says that even before we came and killed off a lot of animals, destroyed ecosystems and more. the Indians managed the land
Joel Hollingsworth wrote:
The "we" in "we killed off the new world pachyderms" was referring to we humans in general, and not to Euro-Americans. It seems like pachyderms died out on this continent around the time of the first or second wave of human colonization.
Transect graph showing plant benefits decline beyond to 30% Char;
Box Plots Showing Effect of Composition Across Three Transects
Figure 1. Box Plots Showing Effect of Composition Across Three Transects
[size=10pt]work on the affinity of char & MYC & microbes[/size];
Mycorrhizal responses to biochar in soil – concepts
Daniel D. Warnock & Johannes Lehmann &
Thomas W. Kuyper & Matthias C. Rillig
miket McCoy wrote:
This stuff looks like a good soil amendment.
However im skeptical of it on a large scale purely as a method of carbon sequestration.
Pyrolyzed biomass is a potential biofuel, carbon or hydrocarbon, either solid, liquid or gas depending on the converting process used. Diging up fossil fuels from the ground for energy and then burying carbon biofuels in the ground to offset that released carbon doesn't seem like it would be as efficient as just burning the carbon neutral biofuels in the first place and then not having to use the fossil fuels.
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