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Cooking Better Biochar: Study Improves Recipe for Soil Additive
March 22, 2012
A simple way to remove carbon from the atmosphere is by adding charcoal, or biochar, to topsoil--a centuries-old practice that also boosts crop production. With international interest groups touting the benefits and do-it-yourself videos showing how to make biochar at home, thousands of have bought in. But a new study by Rice University scientists finds that when it comes to helping get water to plants, not all biochar is equal.
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