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Both compost and biochar production are methods to utilize and recycle organic wastes. This paper provides information on the use of biochar in composting and highlights the potential benefits, which include the ability to accelerate the process of compos... read more

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Although biochar can be used to improve soils over the long term, it is not a long-term source of nutrients. Depending on the feedstock and pyrolysis conditions, biochar can contain varying amounts of ash which can provide nutrients for plant growth in th... read more

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Field trials using biochar have been conducted in the tropics over the past several years. All showed neutral or positive results on yields when biochar was applied to field soils and nutrients were managed appropriately. Large scale field trials have rec... read more

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Research has shown that the production and utilization of biochar applied at high application rates can increase soil carbon and crop yields, lower greenhouse gas emissions and reduce nutrient runoff from soils. However, these high application rates of 10... read more