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


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 / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - School of Accounting, Economics and Finance
Date Deposited: 31 Jul 2010 12:18
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:57
Uncontrolled Keywords: biochar; critical factors; carbon sequestration
Fields of Research : 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)
Socio-Economic Objective: D Environment > 96 Environment > 9603 Climate and Climate Change > 960302 Climate Change Mitigation Strategies
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1080/00207231003612225

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