Today, Monday July 14, 2014, 5:30 pm at blogtalkradio.com/envision-this:
We will be speaking to harvesting clean energy with Greg Martin. If you can’t make the above time, please realize that the show will be archived forever (as far as we know). Whether you listen to on-demand, or live, our goal is to help save our forests, while helping to reduce climate change.
Our guest this evening is Greg Martin. Greg is enthusiastic about introducing biochar to you and to the world. Greg hosts a weekly Harvest Clean Energy report produced by The NW Ag Information Network. His years in radio and his love of writing are a perfect combination to help bring the news about biochar to you.
Biochar is a name for charcoal created by pyrolysis, the direct thermal decomposition of biomass in the absence of oxygen. Biochar is stable, fixed, and ‘recalcitrant’ carbon that can store large amounts of greenhouse gases in the ground for centuries, potentially reducing or stalling the growth in atmospheric greenhouse gas levels. Its presence in the earth can improve water quality, increase soil fertility, raise agricultural productivity, and reduce pressure on old-growth-forests.
The url for the show is at: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/envision-this/2014/07/14/greg-martin-biochar-sequesters-carbon-and-benefits-soil-fertility
Pre-Columbian Amazonians are believed to have used biochar to enhance soil productivity. Today biochar is produced through modern pyrolysis processes to obtain an array of solid (biochar), liquid (bio-oil), and gas (syngas) products. We think it is well worth our adding knowledge of this new/old technology to our “kit” of ways to create a more resilient and Earth-friendly future.