Biochar and its progenitor Terra Preta, are types of charcoal that result from the pyrolysis (burning without oxygen) of biomass. Scientists, fuels experts, and agronomists alike are interested in biochar as it has the potential to be a source of bioenergy (gas and liquid) while simultaneously sequestering carbon in a stable form which could be used to enhance soil fertility.
For more information, check out our Sonata, The Promise of Biochar or the International Biochar Initiative

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