Biochar for soil fertility and natural carbon sequestration

Fact Sheet 2010-3117
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Abstract

Biochar is charcoal (similar to chars generated by forest fires) that is made for incorporation into soils to increase soil fertility while providing natural carbon sequestration. The incorporation of biochar into soils can preserve and enrich soils and also slow the rate at which climate change is affecting our planet. Studies on biochar, such as those cited by this report, are applicable to both fire science and soil science.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Biochar for soil fertility and natural carbon sequestration
Series title Fact Sheet
Series number 2010-3117
DOI 10.3133/fs20103117
Year Published 2011
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Hydrology Branch of Hydrologic Research, Toxic Substances Hydrology Program
Description 2 p.
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N