Limitations Of Charcoal As An Effective Carbon Sink

Saturday, May 3, 2008 - 21:21 in Earth & Climate

Fire-derived charcoal is thought to be an important carbon sink. However, a new article in Science shows that charcoal promotes soil microbes and causes a large loss of soil carbon. There has been greatly increasing attention given to the potential of ‘biochar’, or charcoal made from biological tissues (e.g., wood) to serve as a long term sink of carbon in the soil.

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