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Pinchas Mandell

Family of Israel Foundation

Biochar, The New Black Gold
9th Intl. Symp. on Environmental, Policy, Management , Health, Economic , Financial, Social Issues Related to Technology & Scientific Innovation

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BioChar is a highly adsorbent, specially-produced nano-carbon with unique properties originally used as a soil amendment in agriculture. The Industrial process of Pyrolysis used to produce BioChar enables the creation of multiple profit centers utilizing renewable biomass as a feedstock and producing as a byproduct BioChar, Heat, Electricity, Bio- Diesel, Jet Fuel, and Tar.
To date, there are over 55 known uses for BioChar with many more being discovered every month. Its major uses today are in Sustainable Agriculture [1,2] which Improves soil fertility and increasing yield per hectare, water and fertilizer (nutrients) bind to the BioChar in the root zone and release it according to the plant’s requirements, prevents leaching (waste) of water and fertilizer and it’s contamination of ground water, development of healthy roots, reduces soil acidity, saves up to 50% in water usage as well as significant reduction in fertilizer consumption, growing organic crops economically, enables farming of desert land; Farm Animal Food Supplement [3] Additive to Asphalt, Concrete, and Plastics [4,5,6,7], Environmental Cleanup of Contaminated Soil & Water [8] As just a small sample of all the peer reviewed journal articles of new scientific findings leading to practical application for BioChar click HERE.
It turns out that the stable carbon matrix that BioChar is made of has all kinds of interesting properties. This carbon matrix which has both anionic and cationic exchange properties can hold on to things – water, air, metals and organic chemicals, and it also has unique thermal and electrical properties that are still being explored. Finally, the highly porous physical structure of BioChar provides habitat for microorganisms. With so many different properties, BioChar is bound to have a lot of different uses, but one function that all BioChar applications (other than burning it for fuel) share is carbon sequestration. By fixing easily degradable plant carbon into long-lasting charcoal, carbon dioxide is slowly but surely removed from the atmosphere. It is no wonder that it is considered and being called the “New Black GOLD”!