Can Biochar Save the Planet?

Syndicated by Philip S. Wenz, 2007-2011
Copyright ©  Philip S. Wenz, 2011
 
How do you like the idea of fighting global warming by pumping millions of tons of artificial volcanic ash into the atmosphere to cool the planet? Alternatively, would you support a plan to suspend giant “mirrors” made of fine wire mesh or shiny aluminum nanoparticles in the lower stratosphere to reflect sunlight away from the earth?
 

Rob Lerner in Costa Rica

This video illustrates a new biochar kiln design which we call "hornito", meaning small oven in Spanish. This kiln is a clean, efficient and inexpensive design for producing high quality biochar using recycled 55 gallon drums. The kiln is in operation in the south of Costa Rica, and was constructed by Biochar Costa Rica located in Puerto Jimenez.

TEDxHilo - Josiah Hunt - Biochar and the Future of Farming

Josiah Hunt has worked extensively with biochar for several years now. A young farmer and agriculturalist, he has been researching the topic, educating on the topic and created a business focused on the production and distribution of biochar. While biochar is multi-faceted involving waste management, energy production, climate change mitigation and agriculture, biochar in agriculture has been the focus of his work. Josiah is a graduate of UHH and has been a resident of Hawaii since 2002.

TEDxBerkeley - Lopa Brunjes

Biochar: An Ancient Solution to a Modern Problem

Lopa Brunjes is a biochar pioneer, passionate sustainability advocate, and visionary businesswoman. Lopa continues to explore many different career options and maybe you'll find her current passion via her profile on LinkedIn - http://www.linkedin.com/in/lopabrunjes TEDxBerkeley 2011 - Engaging the World - took place on Saturday, February 19th, 2011 at UC Berkeley. Nearly 1400 attendees and 200,000 live-stream viewers enjoyed the day.

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