Biochar: when burning wood is good

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In Cyprus, we use a lot of charcoal – to grill meat. But KTV Green Enterprises, a company based in the mountain village of Kambos, suggests another use for charcoal – to prevent pollution, and increase crop yield, water conservation and electricity production.

It is, however, not the same charcoal we use for our grill.

While charcoal as we know it is good for burning, biochar – short for biological charcoal – has different qualities, and is mainly used for burying in soil, not burning.

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Source: Cyprus Mail Online