numerous potential benefits. It is important to note that although
the following benefits are being illustrated, a significant amount
of research is needed to quantify and verify specific benefits.
This is due to the varying types of biochar along with the varying
soil types, climate regions and other factors.
For any one
location, specific benefits may or may not be realized, and for
the specific benefits potentially realized a sophisticated technical
approach is vital to ensure full adherence to air emissions and
soil amendments compliance for the production and application of
biochar in Canada.
to the Needed Research section
for additional information.
- Help to
Minimize Climate Change
Negative or Carbon Subtractive
reductions and nutrient loss reductions
marginal soil productivity
Sustainable Food Production
Water Quality by reducing contaminated runoff and nutrient
- Soil Remediation
Net Primary Production (NPP)
Carbon Positive Fossil Fuels
Canadian Biochar Initiative www.biochar.ca