Methane & biochar

Interest in methane is bubbling up all over the pace right now… New research explores how wetlands and agriculture could be causing a global rise in methane And MPI have just released an RFP for more animal methane studies. NZ$350K … Continue reading

N-retention by biochar – new study

NZ links to this new publication, showing strong international collaboration. Nitrate retention by biochar: mechanistic insights by 15N tracing Kammann Claudia (1,3), Haider Ghulam (1), del Campo Bernardo (2), Mengel Jonathan (3), Schmidt Hans-Peter(4), Marhan Sven (5), Steffens Diedrich (1), … Continue reading

Biochar results on organic farms

Locally produced wood biochar increases nutrient retention in agricultural soils of the San Juan Islands, WA, USA Si Gao A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science University of Washington 2016 Abstract:¬†“Biochar … Continue reading

NZ scientific ‘roadmap’

Govt lays out scientific ‘roadmap’ The roadmap is discussed at the RNZ website, linked above. I’ve searched the document for reference to biochar… zero results but no surprise there. I then searched on ‘soil’. There is some mention or hint … Continue reading