02.03.2021

# New Publications

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Terlouw, Tom; et al. (2021): Life cycle assessment of carbon dioxide removal technologies: a critical review

Terlouw, Tom; Bauer, Christian; Rosa, Lorenzo; Mazzotti, Marco (2021): Life cycle assessment of carbon dioxide removal technologies: a critical review. In Energy & Environmental Science. DOI: 10.1039/D0EE03757E.

"We present a critical review on conducted Life Cycle Assessments (LCAs) of a comprehensive set of CDR technologies: afforestation and reforestation, biochar, soil carbon sequestration, enhanced weathering, ocean fertilisation, bioenergy with carbon capture and storage, and direct air carbon capture and storage."

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01.03.2021

# Media

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nd: It comes down to dirt (German)

German article about biomass and biochar.

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16.02.2021

# Media

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AuManufacturing: Biochar: An Ancient Waste-to-Value Product

"A miracle all-in-one soil improver, waste disposer and planet saviour, or a biomassive waste of time?"

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21.01.2021

# New Publications

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Amonette, James E.; et al. (2021): Integrated biochar research: A roadmap

Amonette, James E.; Blanco-Canqui, Humberto; Hassebrook, Chuck; Laird, David A.; Lal, Rattan; Lehmann, Johannes; Page-Dumroese, Deborah (2021): Integrated biochar research: A roadmap. In Journal of Soil and Water Conservation 76 (1), 24A-29A. DOI: 10.2489/jswc.2021.1115A.

"A scientific consensus is building that the drawdown of very large amounts (at least 1,000 Gt [1.1 × 1012 tn]) of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere will be needed to stabilize the earth’s climate system at a safe temperature (Hansen et al. 2008Cao and Caldeira 2010IPCC 20182019)."

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11.01.2021

# Projects

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Project: ANZ Biochar Industry Group (ANZBIG)

"The ANZ Biochar Industry Group (ANZBIG) will facilitate and assist companies, governments and institutions in the effective use and production of Biochar. ANZBIG will focus and streamline Biochar education, research, collaboration and commercialisation activities to provide better outcomes for the societies of Australia and New Zealand."

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14.12.2020

# New Publications

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Kroeger, Jennifer E.; et al. (2021): Water cost savings from soil biochar amendment: A spatial analysis

Kroeger, Jennifer E.; Pourhashem, Ghasideh; Medlock, Kenneth B.; Masiello, Caroline A. (2021): Water cost savings from soil biochar amendment: A spatial analysis. In GCB Bioenergy 13 (1), pp. 133–142. DOI: 10.1111/gcbb.12765.

"We conducted a meta‐analysis of the relationship between biochar properties, application rates and observed change in water holding capacity (WHC) as a function of soil texture."

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09.12.2020

# Media

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Video: Scaling Biochar: Albert Bates

"Biochar as a Climate Change Strategy."

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09.12.2020

# Political Papers

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Anderson, Paul S. (2020): Climate Intervention with Biochar. A White Paper about Biochar and Energy (BC&E) for Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR) and Emission Reduction (ER)

Anderson, Paul S. (2020): Climate Intervention with Biochar. A White Paper about Biochar and Energy (BC&E) for Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR) and Emission Reduction (ER). Woodgas Pyrolytics, Inc. Available online at https://woodgas.energy/resources.

"Major impacts to fight the climate crisis are possible now with the economical use of biochar and energy (BC&E) as a negative emissions technology (NET) for millennial sequestration of gigatons of atmospheric CO2e as a soil enhancement while also being an emission reduction (ER) source for valuable needed heat. Opportunities for practical, prompt actions are in Part Two of the white paper."

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27.11.2020

# New Publications

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Lefebvre, David; et al. (2020): Modelling the potential for soil carbon sequestration using biochar from sugarcane residues in Brazil

Lefebvre, David; Williams, Adrian; Meersmans, Jeroen; Kirk, Guy J. D.; Sohi, Saran; Goglio, Pietro; Smith, Pete (2020): Modelling the potential for soil carbon sequestration using biochar from sugarcane residues in Brazil. In Sci Rep 10 (1), p. 19479. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-020-76470-y.

"Sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum L.) cultivation leaves behind around 20 t ha−1 of biomass residue after harvest and processing. We investigated the potential for sequestering carbon (C) in soil with these residues by partially converting them into biochar (recalcitrant carbon-rich material)."

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19.10.2020

# Political Papers

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Bier, Harald; et al. (2020): Biochar-based carbon sinks to mitigate climate change

Bier, Harald; Gerber, Helmut; Huber, Marcel; Junginger, Hannes; Kray, Daniel; Lange, Jörg et al. (2020): Biochar-based carbon sinks to mitigate climate change. EBI Whitepaper. European Biochar Industry Consortium e.V. (EBI).

"In parallel with the reduction of emissions, a start must now be made on expanding and further developing the existing options for creating carbon sinks. The magnitude of the task is enormous: in order to achieve climate neutrality in the European Union, the volume of sinks to be created annually must increase to at least 850 million tonnes of CO2 by the year 2050. Three solutions: afforestation/reforestation; biochar/biomass pyrolysis; and the build-up of soil organic matter can be implemented in the short and medium term and there is no reason why they should not be expanded rapidly."

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