Indigenous biochar program looks at experimental carbon sequestration methods
…community group Voices for Good Air (VFGA) was awarded a $100,000 EcoAction Community Funding Program grant by Environment and Climate Change Canada for its ‘Forest Waste to Biochar’ initiative. The initiative focuses on the viability of turning forest waste into biochar, or charcoal made from plant matter, and stored in soil as a potential (but experimental) means of removing carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases such as methane from the atmosphere through carbon sequestration. This includes experiments with the soil additive in agriculture and gardening throughout the region. …On the operational side of things, Chris Howard of Whanau Forestry is general manager of field operations. …While he is excited about the possibility of a future in which biochar has applicable uses in carbon sequestration (while also potentially doubling as things such as fertilizer) Howard stressed the techniques and concept are experimental.
By Trevor Hewitt Interior News November 13, 2019