Bio Brief: SLASH-AND-CHAR IMPROVES AMAZONIAN SOIL
Yvonne Baskin (e-mail: ybaskin@aol.com),Bozeman, Montana. Notes from the 2006 AAAS Annual Meeting

Hydrogen from Biomass Pyrolysis: Integrated Co-Products and Services
Danny Day, EPRIDA, Biorefining Videoconference, 2004

MINIMUM C INPUTS AND SUSTAINABILITY OF BIOMASS HARVEST
Johnson, Jane, Allmaras, Raymond, Reicosky, Donald
ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting. Nov. 12-16, 2006, Indianapolis, IN.

Technical Abstract:

Research Project: ENVIRONMENTAL ENHANCEMENT THROUGH CORNSTOVER UTILIZATION
Location: Morris, Minnesota
Project Team REICOSKY, DONALD
USDA/ARS

Project Number: 3645-11000-003-02
Project Type: Reimbursable

Start Date: Mar 30, 2006
End Date: Mar 29, 2009

Objective:
Evaluate the recycling of soil char and bio oil carbon as a byproduct of pyrolysis and determine the effect of the N enriched char byproduct on soil microbial activity measured through CO2 evolution and plant response.

Approach:

Country: 

Distributed Hydrogen Production with Profitable Carbon Sequestration: A Novel Integrated Sustainable System for Clean
Fossil Fuel Emissions and a Bridge to the New Hydrogen Economy and Global Socio-Economic Stability
Danny M. Day, Eprida, Inc., 6300 Powers Ferry, Suite 307, Atlanta, Georgia
danny.day@eprida.com, 404-228-8687
Robert J. Evans, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, Co
James W. Lee, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN

Introduction and Abstract

Country: 

Use of Charcoal to Enhance Soil Quality in a Future Powered by Bioenergy
David A. Laird, USDA, ARS, National Soil Tilth Laboratory
Growing the Bioeconomy Conference 2005, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

Pyrolysis Char - Land Application Study
Julia Gaskin (jgaskin@engr.uga.edu), Department Biological and Agricultural Engineering
Larry Morris (lmorris@forestry.uga.edu), Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources
University of Georgia Biorefining and Carbon Cycling Program

Overview:

Char produced from the pyrolysis of peanut hulls and pine chips was applied to soil at 5 and 10 ton per acre quantities in ordetr to study the effects on plant growth.

Country: 

Environmental Enhancement through Corn Stover Utilization
Robert Brown, Iowa State University

Technical Relevance and Merit

Effect of Pyrolysis Char on Corn Growth and Loamy Sand Soil Characteristics
Julia Gaskin1, Lawrence Morris2, R.Dewey Lee3, Ryan Adolphson4, Keith Harris4, and K.C. Das4. (1) Univ Georgia, Dept. of Biol. & Ag. Eng, Athens, GA 30602, (2) Warnell School of Forest Resources, Univ of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, (3) Univ of Georgia, Dept. of Crop & Soil Science, Tifton, GA 31793, (4) Univ of Georgia, Dept. of Biol. & Ag. Eng, Athens, GA 30602

ROLE OF ORGANIC AGRICULTURE IN PREVENTING AND REVERSING LAND DEGRADATION
Sue Edwards,Institute for Sustainable Development, Ethiopia
and International Federation Of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM)
in:
PRESENTATIONS AND ABSTRACTS FROM THE INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON CLIMATE AND LAND DEGRADATION
Arusha, Tanzania 11-15 December 2006

See also:

THE INTERPLAY BETWEEN SMALLHOLDER FARMERS AND FRAGILE TROPICAL AGROECOSYSTEMS IN THE KENYAN HIGHLANDS
A.N. Pell, D.M. Mbugua, L.V. Verchot, C.B. Barrett, L.E. Blume, J.G. Gamara, J.M. Kinyangi, C.J. Lehmann, A.O. Odenyo, S.O. Ngoze, B.N. Okumu, P.P. Marenya, S.J. Riha, and J. Wangil
POLICY BRIEF No. 3 January 2005

Country: 

Biological Approaches to Sustainable Soil Systems
Edited by Norman Uphoff, Andrew S. Ball, Erick Fernandes, Hans Herren, Olivier Husson,Mark Laing, Cheryl Palm, Jules Pretty and Pedro Sanchez CRC Press March 2006

* Integrates soil system analysis with the strategies and methods for creating sustainable soil systems
* Compiles the work of more than 100 international authorities representing a broad spectrum of disciplines
* Explores soil systems in the tropics, temperate zones, and arid and semi-arid conditions

Weed composition and cover after three years of soil fertility management in the central Brazilian Amazon: Compost, fertilizer, manure and charcoal applications
JULIE MAJOR,1 * CHRISTOPH STEINER,2 ANTONIO DITOMMASO,1 NEWTON P.S. FALC

Long Term Carbon Sequestration Using Charcoal
Amrith S. Gunasekara1, Victor P. Claassen2, Thomas Young3, and Ronald Tjeerdema1, 2005

INTRODUCTION

Charcoal as Soil Conditioner Studies in the humid Tropics
Christoph Steiner1, W. G. Teixeira2, J. Lehmann3and W. Zech1

1Institute of Soil Science, University of Bayreuth, Germany
2EmbrapaAmazoniaOcidental, Manaus, Brazil
3 Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, Cornell University, USA

Country: 

Potential of carbon sequestration by carbonizing wood residue from industrial tree plantation as a Clean Development Mechanism project in the Kyoto Mechanism
Okimori,Y.Takahashi,F. Ogawa,M. (KANSO) Yamanaka,T.(Kansai Electric Power) U of Georgia Presentation 2004

Processes: 
Country: 

Use of Murayoshi Bincho Charcoal for Flowerbeds and Fields
Murayoshi "Bincho" (hard white) charcoal, product promotion and recommendations for use, Okinawa, Japan

Murayoshi Bincho Products

The History of Bincho Charcoal

Country: 

Terra Preta to Bio-char : strengthening links between a model system and practical applications
Brendan O'Neill, Dept. of Crop and Soil Sciences, Cornell University, NY, February 22, 2006

Poster: Slash and Char - Soil charcoal amendments maintain soil fertility and create a carbon sink
Christoph Steiner*1, 2, Wenceslau Teixeira2, Thomas Nehls1, Johannes Lehmann3, and Wolfgang Zech1.
1 2 3 Institute of Soil Science, University of Bayreuth, 95440 Bayreuth, Germany; Embrapa Amazonia Ocidental, 69011-970 Manaus, Brazil; Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
* corresponding author: Christop@cpaa.embrapa.br, Christoph.Steiner@uni-bayreuth.de

Black (pyrogenic) carbon in boreal forests: a synthesis of current knowledge and uncertainties
C. M. Preston1 and M. W. I. Schmidt2, Biogeosciences, 2006

1Pacific Forestry Centre, Natural Resources Canada, 506 W. Burnside Rd., Victoria BC, V8Z
1M5, Canada
2Dept. of Geography, University of Z

Pages

Subscribe to BioEnergy Lists: Biochar Mailing Lists RSS