Saturday, September 30, 2006

Convert Crop Waste to Char, Put in Soil

One of the simpler methods of sequestering carbon is to manage farmlands intelligently, so that more carbon dioxide is retained in the soil. We've talked about this technique before.

However, there is a way of increasing the sequestration level significantly. According to this article in Nature, the simple technique of converting leftover biomass into charcoal and then plowing the charcoal into the ground, can do wonders. And it increases soil fertility as well.

Read more about it in World Changing.Org