Today’s Solutions: May 28, 2024

Shovel on charcoal (biochar) texture background for fertilizer. biochar powder

How biochar can mitigate carbon from farmlands to urban centers

Biochar has long been hailed in the environmental community as a potent solution for mitigating certain aspects of climate change, from fixing soil erosion to upping water absorption and pulling carbon out of the atmosphere. Now, there is a growing list of industries that might improve their Read More...

Could excess pine needles help

Could excess pine needles help solve water pollution in India?

For a couple of decades already, India has been troubled by two particular environmental problems: the risk of fire in the pine forests cloaking the foothills of the Himalaya, and pollution by heavy metals, particularly lead, of some of the country’s water supply. A team of scientists in Delhi Read More...

Company in Spain turns sewage

Company in Spain turns sewage into zero-carbon fuel

A Spanish company, Ingelia, has managed to develop biochar from organic waste, such as sewage and compost, that could potentially become a sustainable alternative to standard coal used in energy production. Despite having the same potential energy production as standard coal, this newfound fuel has Read More...

The new black gold?

The new black gold?

Biochar - charcoal derived from burning plants - can boost crop yields and help fight climate change. Andrew Tolve | July/August 2010 issue   In the summer of 2002, scientist and entrepreneur Danny Day sent a lab assistant to retrieve some charcoal from behind Day’s lab in Blakely, Read More...