Biochar Profiled on CNN

artbiocharCNN Tech offers some of the first mainstream media coverage of the emerging biochar revolution. The segment includes both text and video and profiles the work of researchers Chris Steiner and Brian Bibens at the University of Georgia.

Biochar is considered by many scientists to be the “black gold” for agriculture.

Its high carbon content and porous nature can help soil retain water, nutrients, protect soil microbes and ultimately increase crop yields while acting as natural carbon sink – sequestering CO2 and locking it into the ground.

Congratulations to the team at UGA. We hope to see more segments like this in the coming months. Viva la RevoluciĆ³n Terra Preta!

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