What's hotter than your pyrolysis unit? This biochar and carbon removal news!
🗞️ Biochar was included Newsweek's list of five tech innovations that could help save the planet.
💲 Bloomberg Philanthropies launches $50 million fund to help cities tackle global issues, including a biochar project in Nebraska.
🌱 Fast Company dives into biochar and why the ancient farming technique can help fight climate change.
📜 The USDA released a report on carbon markets that provides a comprehensive look at current market activity, barriers to participation, and opportunities to improve access to carbon markets for farmers and forest landowners. The document, in part, addresses opportunities related to biochar and biogas production.
🌳 A collaboration between researchers at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, The Nature Conservancy, Cornell University and Yale School of the Environment has resulted in a new best-in-class set of data that would facilitate the broadscale uptake of biochar.
💴 Carbon Direct, a carbon management solutions provider, published a practical buyer’s guide for sustainable biomass sourcing (including biochar) to help mitigate the risks of biomass-based carbon dioxide removal contracting.
🗺️ New maps, made from a first-of-its-kind high-resolution global dataset of crop residues, reveal areas where the residues may be sustainably used to produce biochar.
🌐 According to an analysis conducted by Fact.MR, the global biochar market is projected to reach an estimated value of $7.9 million in 2023.
🏢 Planning permission has been granted for a state-of-the-art new carbon-capture facility in Warrington; Mersey Biochar will lock away thousands of tonnes of carbon a year into biochar.
🪵 Biochar may be a balm for washed-out earth, reports Farmers Weekly. Sediment and slash from Cyclone Gabrielle have created a giant headache for local authorities and landowners to deal with – but biochar creation may provide some solutions to dealing with both.
🦠 HUSK's recent study in collaboration with Group of Environmental Engineering and Microbiology demonstrated that microbial activity in the soil increased with the use of their granulated biochar based fertilizer, ONIX P9.
🅰️ Carbon Removal Newsroom podcast covers new science that says biochar is very permanent.
🐤 The Carbon Chicken Project is using methods that offer a sustainable solution to climate change, including biochar, to improve soil health and address phosphorous leaching into waterways.
🤠 To lure more buyers, Reuters reports that carbon removals tries to shed its Wild West reputation.
🔥 How replacing "stubble burning" with regenerative farming, biochar, and generous financing can solve many problems in one go in India.
🔋 Patriot Hydrogen is moving forward with its biomass clean energy project just outside Sydney in New South Wales, taking the wood waste from an operating timber sawmill and converting it to renewable electricity and biochar.
💩 Solid Carbon has come up with a way to trap the carbon emitted during sewage treatment, locking it away in fresh concrete with biochar.
🥑 The Australian Renewable Energy Agency announced a $291,785 grant to investigate renewable energy production from food and garden waste. The feasibility study will look at diverting food and green organics (FOGO) waste from households to produce biomethane, biochar and fertiliser prill.
🟢 Research out of Niagara College in Canada aims to minimize fertilizer loss in the greenhouse using biochar amongst other amendments.
🧑🌾 Kano State Agropastoral Development Project in collaboration with Sasakawa Africa Association has trained farmers, extension agents, and community-based farmers in Kano State on biochar production and utilization.
➕ A biochar specialist with the Martha’s Vineyard Commission will collect data on the level of emissions produced by flame cap burns compared to other methods, as well as investigating a number of applications of the material on Island.
From rushes to biochar, in Ireland.
🚜 See how agriculture is fighting the effects of climate change every day while growing food for a planet in need on American Grown: My Job Depends on Ag | Healing Fields.
💲 The Washington State Department of Commerce announced $850,000 in grants that support efforts to develop beneficial uses for industrial waste, featuring a project to manufacture biochar at Washington State University.
🤖 Climate Robotics, a developer of mobile biochar production systems for commercial agriculture, is one of three finalists in the AgSharks Pitch Competition.
💰 Quantum Commodity Intelligence argues that biochar has the potential to scale, but also that it will reduce revenue projections for biochar carbon removal credits compared to current assumptions.
🧯 East Bay Regional Park in California is tackling fire-fuel reduction with biochar.
🌿 Learn about a new project to control an invasive weed by converting it into biochar.