This black gold is the path to carbon sequestration and improved agricultural practises.
Biochar is charcoal that is produced by pyrolysis or gasification of biomass; it is used as a soil ameliorant for both carbon sequestration and soil health benefits. Biochar is a stable solid that is rich in carbon and can endure in soil for thousands of years.
Biochar is the most scalable current solution for carbon sequestration, and it is a means to mitigate global warming and climate change.
Biochar increases the soil fertility of acidic soils, increases agricultural productivity, improves water absorption and retention of the soil, and provides protection against some foliar and soil-borne diseases.