Biochar: maximising the benefits

Maraseni, Tek Narayan (2010) Biochar: maximising the benefits. International Journal of Environmental Studies, 67 (3). pp. 319-327. ISSN 0020-7233


Abstract

There have been many studies on the benefits of producing biochar (black carbon) from organic wastes. Incorporating biochar into soils provides numerous environmental and financial benefits,which this paper examines. Nevertheless, there is no policy yet to apply biochar at farm level in Australia. This article discusses nine critical factors that need to be considered for maximising the environmental and financial farm benefits from the use of biochar.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Business - School of Accounting, Economics and Finance (1 Apr 2007 - 31 Dec 2010)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Business - School of Accounting, Economics and Finance (1 Apr 2007 - 31 Dec 2010)
Date Deposited: 31 Jul 2010 12:18
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:57
Uncontrolled Keywords: biochar; critical factors; carbon sequestration
Fields of Research (2008): 14 Economics > 1402 Applied Economics > 140201 Agricultural Economics
05 Environmental Sciences > 0503 Soil Sciences > 050301 Carbon Sequestration Science
07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0799 Other Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 079902 Fertilisers and Agrochemicals (incl. Application)
Fields of Research (2020): 38 ECONOMICS > 3801 Applied economics > 380101 Agricultural economics
41 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 4101 Climate change impacts and adaptation > 410101 Carbon sequestration science
30 AGRICULTURAL, VETERINARY AND FOOD SCIENCES > 3004 Crop and pasture production > 300499 Crop and pasture production not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): D Environment > 96 Environment > 9603 Climate and Climate Change > 960302 Climate Change Mitigation Strategies
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/00207231003612225
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/8329

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