Protecting the Climate with Biochar


An Agroscope study commissioned by the Federal Office for Agriculture shows that the use of biochar clearly has potential, yielding benefits for the climate and ecosystems.


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Biochar is produced from organic waste at temperatures of between 400 and 700 °C whilst excluding oxygen. Because of its high stability in the soil, it is regarded as a potential CO2 sink. What’s more, the use of biochar could influence the cycling of nutrients – particularly nitrogen – in the soil, as well as increase water-storage capacity.

Last modification 24.06.2021

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