GeoTherapy – Chapter 15

Professors’ TR (Reg) Preston and Ron Leng are leading lights on biochar animal feeding and many other areas of biochar research. IBI biblio searches on ‘Preston’ (22 results) and ‘Leng’ (6 results) are revealing. They were principle authors on well … Continue reading

New Oz research on biochar-N cycling

Biochar-induced concomitant decrease in ammonia volatilization and increase in nitrogen use efficiency by wheat Abstract Ammonia (NH3) volatilization is a major nitrogen (N) loss from the soil, especially under tropical conditions, NH3 volatilization results in low N use efficiency by … 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

New Biochar Journal article

Campfire Lessons: Breaking Down the Combustion Process to Understand Biochar Production By Mark R. Fuchs, M. Garcia-Perez, P. Small and G. Flora “Campfires were the first step in the evolution of slow pyrolysis reactors. Observing the play of the flames … Continue reading

New paper on biochar nutrient & pollution management

Biochar suppresses N2O emissions while maintaining N availability in a sandy loam soil Sean D.C. Casea, b, Niall P. McNamaraa, David S. Reayb, Andy W. Stotta, Helen K. Granta, Jeanette Whitakera, , a Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, Lancaster Environment Centre, Library Avenue, Bailrigg, LA1 … Continue reading

Biochar Journal – new articles

Since my first post on the Biochar Journal, highlighting Kathleen Draper’s Biochar Paper article, there have been 3 new articles… all great reading, How Biochar Works in Soil by Kelpie Wilson Hypotheses of biochar’s role in the development of fertile … Continue reading

Biochar’s potential in horticulture – new study

New study out of Canada… https://www.soils.org/discover-soils/story/study-highlights-biochars-potential-horticulture “Read the full study: https://www.soils.org/publications/vzj/articles/0/0/vzj2014.06.0074. The paper will be open access for 30 days from the date of this news story.” … Continue reading