Treeflights Go Bio-Char?
What the devil is Bio-Char? Well, it could be an angel (rather like me as I am made from a bit of carbon!).
Simply put, Bio-Char means buried charcoal.
Bio-char is a development of Terra Preta de Indio, -dark soil- found in the Amazon region. These dark soils are found in several countries in South America. They were most likely created by pre-Columbian Indians from 500 to 2500 years B.P. and abandoned after the invasion of Europeans.
These mysterious earths are abundantly rich and deep, containing very high Carbon & nutrient levels even after hundreds of years. The high nutrient levels mean that no fertilizers are needed for crops, which grow better and faster. Dark soils heat up and crop earlier. The implications are enormous.
This is renewable agriculture that also stores carbon!
Treeflights are considering all the options to ‘lock up’ carbon from timber and this could present an answer.
I would also encourage any Councils who are considering bio mass stoves for homes or communal heating with sustainable planting for fuel to look into this incentive too - I know atleast 3 Councils in the North West that may find this solution very interesting indeed... and one who has travelled extensively in South America and may well already have seen and heard of Bio-Char?
Make Good Choices - or en espanol "haga las elecciones buenas"
From Your Friend The Energy Angel