Carbon Offsets from Soil Sequestration of Biochar

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Evaluation of the Opportunities for Generating Carbon Offsets from Soil Sequestration of Biochar

This Climate Reserve issue paper looks at important issues related to the production and application of biochar and how a protocol can be developed that can account for carbon sequestration from its production and use for the purpose of offsetting GHG emissions,

The production and application of biochar into the soil offers solutions to a number of important problems.

  • Mitigation of climate change by reducing GHG emissions and sequestering carbon from biomass
  • Production of energy from the pyrolysis process in which biomass is transformed into biochar
  • Soil improvement through the application of biochar as a soil amendment
  • Management of waste streams from agriculture, forestry, and municipal sources