Comments on: Biochar backlash tries to bury carbon plan http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/04/20/biochar-backlash-tries-to-bury-carbon-plan/ Global environmental challenges Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:14:55 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: buy facebook fans http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/04/20/biochar-backlash-tries-to-bury-carbon-plan/comment-page-1/#comment-363924 Thu, 11 Sep 2014 16:46:12 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=12723#comment-363924 I dont appreciate your template but your posts are very fantastic therefore i will return! Also i cant sign up to your rss feed! Any ideea why?

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By: newbiocharland http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/04/20/biochar-backlash-tries-to-bury-carbon-plan/comment-page-1/#comment-347677 Sat, 22 Jan 2011 22:29:42 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=12723#comment-347677 You want to know all the secrets about biochar
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By: Michael Garjian http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/04/20/biochar-backlash-tries-to-bury-carbon-plan/comment-page-1/#comment-340223 Thu, 09 Jul 2009 18:52:09 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=12723#comment-340223 Not all charcoal is biochar. True biochar is the result of heating biomass in
an emission free pyrolysis reactor devoid of oxygen. Biochar has been shown
to be a very effective soil amendment in numerous studies in South America
and Japan. It is becoming popularized enough in the US that Biochar Xtra is
now even being sold on Ebay. Others are using the bio-oils derived from biochar
production to replace fossil fuels. Some folks are alarmed at the possibility of
vast tracts of land being denuded to produce biochar. This is not a valid concern
because, due to its very low density of from 20 to 35 pounds per cubic foot,
the transport of biochar over long distances is not economically feasible.

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By: Anubis http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/04/20/biochar-backlash-tries-to-bury-carbon-plan/comment-page-1/#comment-339235 Wed, 22 Apr 2009 13:20:57 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=12723#comment-339235 Free markets and capitalism are incapable of mitigating the vexing problems facing humanity. Greed as a motivational factor can never supplant logic and reason.

Wake up every body. Get involved before it’s to late.

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By: Erich J, Knight http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/04/20/biochar-backlash-tries-to-bury-carbon-plan/comment-page-1/#comment-339219 Tue, 21 Apr 2009 06:19:55 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=12723#comment-339219 One aspect of Biochar systems are Cheep, clean biomass stoves that produce biochar and no respiratory disease. At scale, the health benefits are greater than ending Malaria.
A great example;

http://www.unccd.int/publicinfo/poznancl imatetalks/docs/Natural%20Draft%20Stove. pdf

Also , I would like the BioFuelWatch folks to read the petition of 1500 Cameroon Farmers;

The Biochar Fund
http://biocharfund.com/index.php?option= com_content&task=view&id=40&Itemid=60

The USDA-ARS have dozens of studies happening now to ferret out the reasons for char affinity with MYC fungi and microbes, but this synergy is solidly shown by the Japanese work, literally showing 1+1=4

This is what I try to get across to Farmers, as to how I feel about the act of returning carbon to the soil. An act of pertinence and thankfulness for the civilization we have created. Farmers are the Soil Sink Bankers, once carbon has a price, they will be laughing all the way to it.

Biotic Carbon, the carbon transformed by life, should never be combusted, oxidized and destroyed. It deserves more respect, reverence even, and understanding to use it back to the soil where 2/3 of excess atmospheric carbon originally came from.

We all know we are carbon-centered life, we seldom think about the complex web of recycled bio-carbon which is the true center of life. A cradle to cradle, mutually co-evolved biosphere reaching into every crack and crevice on Earth.

It’s hard for most to revere microbes and fungus, but from our toes to our gums (onward), their balanced ecology is our health. The greater earth and soils are just as dependent, at much longer time scales. Our farming for over 10,000 years has been responsible for 2/3rds of our excess greenhouse gases. This soil carbon, converted to carbon dioxide, Methane & Nitrous oxide began a slow stable warming that now accelerates with burning of fossil fuel.

Biochar viewed as soil Infrastructure;
The old saw; “Feed the Soil Not the Plants” becomes; “Feed, Cloth and House the Soil, utilities included !”. Free Carbon Condominiums with carboxyl group fats in the pantry and hydroxyl alcohol in the mini bar.,
build it and the Wee-Beasties will come.
As one microbiologist said on the Biochar list; “Microbes like to sit down when they eat”. By setting this table we expand husbandry to whole new orders of life.

Thanks for your attentions,
Erich J. Knight
Shenandoah Gardens

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