Tagged: biochar

Biochar remains promising - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Aug 18, 2011

A recent commenter on Hot Topic made critical reference to biochar, providing links to publications from Biofuelwatch. Since I have written posts in the past highlighting the favourable possibilities which biochar may offer I thought it was perhaps time to revisit the matter. Biofuelwatch is an organisation which works “to raise awareness of the negative [...] … Read More

The Climate Show #10: David Suzuki survives tech meltdown - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Mar 31, 2011

Meltdown in the treacle factory (Glenn’s PC) means that episode 10 of everybody’s favourite Climate Show is only available in full by podcast. We’ve resurrected the video of our interview with David Suzuki, the great Canadian environmentalist and campaigner (above), but for the full goodness — a great climate change graphic, Russian heatwave analysis, thoughts [...] … Read More

Biochar: looking better all the time - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Aug 05, 2010

Interesting biochar research is reported in a news release from the American Society of Agronomy.  An Australian research team has been testing the effects of biochar on nitrous oxide emission and nitrogen leaching from two different soil varieties. Their results are reported (no charge for this month) in the Journal of Environmental Quality. The study [...] … Read More

Carbonscape and the new Victorians - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Jan 02, 2010

Buried among the emails which accumulated while I was in hospital was one from Carbonscape, the NZ company working on biochar, drawing my attention to an article in the UK Sunday Times. It missed proper attention until I tidied up my inbox yesterday, but even a few weeks late I think it’s worth reporting, [...] … Read More