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Can Biochar Now capture enough carbon to help climate change?

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Can a Berthoud company chop down a piece of global climate change and bake it into benign charcoal? 

It’s not just a plan. It’s already happening. 

Biochar Now is taking on excess carbon dioxide emissions through a kiln process that petrifies wood fibers before they can rot into the carbon and methane that produce the greenhouse warming effect. 

The end result is a type of black charcoal pellets of purified carbon that can be used as a soil amendment in agriculture or for industrial products. In fact, says founder James Gaspard, Biochar Now had a thriving market for its charcoal well before the market in carbon credits opened up new revenue streams. 

Here are a few of the most intriguing questions and answers about biochar. 

Why do researchers and…

Michael Booth

2023-04-07 03:08:00

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