Today, the Top 10 Most-Watched Webinars series presents “Biochar’s Contribution to Sustainable Bioenergy Production,” hosted by David Laird, a professor in the agronomy department at Iowa State University. Here’s my preview:
1. When farmers harvest residue for biofuel production, they are promised short-term gains (sales, temporary yield increases), but they also face the prospect of long-term losses (degraded soil quality, reduced agricultural productivity).
2. If residue is harvested, biochar can help maintain soil quality by putting lost nutrients back in.
3. So, the pyrolysis-biochar platform may help make residue harvesting more sustainable.
Watch the full webinar here.