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Years of Living Dangerously, Biochar, and Water Conservation

This week on Terra Informa we hear from Katie MacKissick, a Californian who tells us why she’s proud of her dry, dead lawn. We also share a discussion on Years of Living Dangerously, Showtime’s new documentary series on the effects of climate change, plus a Ecobabble that gives you the dirt on biochar. 560 more words

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Pyrolysis – generating heat, steam, and electricity from organic waste

With the advent of new technologies and processes, treating and converting organic waste into renewable energy has become simpler and more effective. One such technique widely used to convert waste to energy is Pyrolysis. 344 more words

What the latest UNSDSN report gets right - and wrong - about negative emissions

The UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (UNSDSN) recently released an interim report on the “Pathways to Deep Decarbonization.”

This report acknowledges negative emissions might play a role in helping the world meet carbon emission goals, but came to the stance that: 218 more words

Bolton Urban Growers @ Northwest Transition conference

A month or so ago I was invited by the Transition Network to do a talk and question and answer session at the Northwest Transition conference in Lancaster at the University of Cumbria, which we were absolutely delighed about being a small and humble community group from a small town in Lancashire. 246 more words

4 takeaways from the British Biochar Expo 2014

Biochar, or charcoal created from heating biomass in low-/no-oxygen environments, has recently gained interest as a potential CDR approach. When biochar is applied to soils under certain conditions, it decomposes much more slowly than the biomass naturally would without the charring. 693 more words

ENERGÍA POR GASIFICACIÓN DE BIOMASA, APLICACIONES DE CALOR/FRÍO Y ELECTRICIDAD

Biomasa – una fuente removable de energía

La biomasa es la materia orgánica creada a través de fotosíntesis de las plantas con el sol como fuente de energía, es decir, todo tipo de material vegetal, madera, estiércol, basura de cocina, etc.  1,507 more words

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It's the weather for making biochar

A cold Sunday morning, quite still, drizzle holding off. Perfect conditions for making a batch of biochar, where temperatures in the burner reach between 400 and 600 (or more) degrees Celcius. 238 more words

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