As we all know, climate change is happening. It’s no longer some distant future doomsday that we can prevent, it’s here. However, there are a LOT of things we can do to minimize the effects and possibly undo some of the damage. One of those things is called biochar. Is that a pokemon? Is it a cartoon supervillain? Actually, no.
Biochar is similar to charcoal but it’s not used as a fuel. It is produced by heating biomass with very little oxygen. By restricting the oxygen you prevent it from burning and turning to ash and you are left with a carbon-rich material with lots of uses. Biochar has the potential to mitigate the effects of climate change and greatly improve soil quality, all while reducing waste and producing energy as a byproduct.
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