MPI funding opportunity for biochar research

Biochar gets a specific mention by MPI as a research option under “Theme 2, Carbon sink enhancement”. It looks to me like it could fit other theme criteria as well… Sustainable Land Management & Climate Change Research Programme “The Sustainable … Continue reading

Waikato water quality workshops

Here is an opportunity to wave the biochar flag in the Waikato… http://www.waikatoregion.govt.nz/Council/Policy-and-plans/Plans-under-development/Healthy-Rivers—Plan-for-Change/Events/Community-workshops-/ Note that we have missed the 1st two meetings but 3 more to go… Thu, 05Nov – Hamilton Tue, 10Nov – Otorohanga Wed, 11Nov – Reporoa Please … Continue reading

Biochar meta-analysis on Nitrous Oxide

The molar H:Corg ratio of biochar is a key factor in mitigating N2O emissions from soil M.L. Cayuela, S. Jeffery, L. van Zwieten Highlights •An updated meta-analysis including 56 studies finds that biochar reduces soil N2O emissions by 49 ± 5%. •Field … Continue reading

Carbonscape news

I missed this bit of news (so thanks Erich, for highlighting in a recent Biochar list post). http://www.3news.co.nz/business/microwaves-turn-wood-waste-to-high-value-carbon-2014110216 Carbonscape’s current business model is around ‘green-coke’ and they are collaborating Bluescope at Glenbrook steel mill near Waiuku. Lets hope that this work … Continue reading

Climate change, geoengineering, biochar – the NZ link

Biochar is a veritable Swiss army knife for some of the planets problems. There are many tools being unfolded for agriculture enhancement and environmental repair. Energy tools abound, due to the diverse range of biochar production methods, and their residual … Continue reading