Richard Stein

Biochar

Discussion created by Richard Stein on Sep 2, 2010
Latest reply on Apr 3, 2011 by Lorenz Hinterauer

I am one of the founders of the Pioneer Valley Biochar Initiative with a website that may be found at pvbiochar.org/forum and is cencered at Belchertown, MA and interacts with the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. We are concerned with the production and use of biochar which mar serve to:

 

1. Sequester atmospheric CO2

2. Aid agricultural growth

3. Reduce fetilizer needs and run-off

4. Provide a use for farm and forestry waste

5. Restore depleted and/or contaminated soil

6. Reduce need for water for agricultural irrigation

7. Render small farms more self-sufficient and serve as a secondary energy source

 

I was co author of a paper on this presented on Aug. 26 ant the Symposium on "Black Carbon" at sessions of the Environmental Chemistry Division of the Boston ACS meeting.  I shall be happy to offer copies of the PowerPoints used for this presentation and of related papers and videos.  For more information, please contact me at <stein@ecs.umass.edu> or by phone at 413-549-0245. A pdf file of a pdf of the ACS presentation is attached as well as one of URL's of some of my postings on the web.

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