Can you distinguish the benefits of your approach from that of Biochar?
Q Can you distinguish your approach from Biochar?
(clearly biochar from agricultural waste has been quite widely discussed)?
Carbon Cycling is distinct from biochar in that the Carbon Cycling focus is on capturing carbon for near-term, direct re-use, whereas Biochar is principally a sequestration technique which has a side effect of increasing soil fertility: “Biochar is a fine-grained, highly porous charcoal that helps soils retain nutrients and water, resulting in increased soil fertility for agriculture. The carbon in biochar resists degradation and can sequester carbon in soils for hundreds to thousands of years, providing a potentially powerful tool for mitigating anthropogenic climate change” - The
International Biochar Initiative (IBI) http://www.geos.ed.ac.uk/sccs/biochar. The range of potential benefits from Carbon Cycling is compared to those available from some
other methods in the figure below, which uses a standard traffic light colour code: Global Recovery Methods Carbon Cycling