organizations are proposing to produce charcoal from agricultural wastes as a
soil amendment. One proposal generates energy and adds fertilizer as shown in
|Conversion of a
fraction† of the wastes from our 24
billion tonnes of agricultural production into long lasting charcoal† could†
help counter the 6 billion tonnes of emissions from fossil fuel.
|As a mechanical
engineer raised on a farm, Iím highly intrigued by this.
|We burn fossil
fuels to release carbon dioxide. Plants absorb it.† We heat plant material to establish a
durable carbon sink which enhances the soil.
|Energy will be
needed to do this.