"Creating connections between scientists, engineers and other experts on the potential of Biochar is very important. Biochar could make a big difference to the climate if we maximise its potential and I’m delighted that this network has been developed."
WILLIE RENNIE MSP
Climate change is a threat to civilisation which must be tackled. Biochar offers a significant tool to reduce CO2 and GHG emissions — it has been estimated that, on a global scale, sustainable biochar production could reduce net emissions of GHGs by as much as 1.8 Gt CO2-C equivalent per year (i.e. 12% of current anthropogenic emissions).
Biochar for Carbon Capture is a UK-Canadian network which will allow researchers to investigate the potential of biochar as a technically and economically effective method of capturing carbon in a stabilised form while increasing soil quality and thus adaptability of agriculture to climate change.
Also, the network aims to raise awareness among the public and policy makers about biochar as a sustainable option for climate change mitigation and adaptation.