Category: Biomass, Biochar & Renewables

East Africa: An urgent need to monitor the forests

ANALYSIS by: ESTHER MWANGI & LAURA VANESSA MUKHWANA: – The region looks to a new observatory to help protect its remaining forests. Africa – East Africa is home to some of the world’s most diverse forests: Montane forests, which include some of the highest and oldest mountains in Africa; coastal forests; Miombo […]

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World Green Economy leaders look for ways to spark a new green revolution – and set a path to the 2030 Agenda

EXTERNAL COOPERATION |March 27, 2017 Leading economists, CEOs, ministers, heads of UN agencies and high-level representatives from nongovernmental organizations meet today in Berlin Countries donate close to €15 million to boost inclusive green economy Uruguay and Guyana join the Partnership for Action on Green Economy Around 40 ministers, […]

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Researcher examines biochar use in forests

Reported by: Matthew Weaver Research is underway that could lead to more uses for waste wood, a U.S. Forest Service researcher says. Instead of thinning stands to boost productivity and burning the resulting slashpiles, researchers believe turning it into biochar — a supplement made of charred biological matter — […]

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Research Points to Bright Future for Biomass

Humboldt State University A forester provides context for the size of slash piles, which contain forest residues. Part of the Waste to Wisdom project is looking at ways to process residues on site. Photo Credit: Humboldt State University Oct 08, 2015 Newswise — A potential revolution is unfolding on […]

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Stubborn Soils Resist Composting and Biochar Treatments

The researchers did not find any increase in Mycorrhizas numbers, even in highly micorrhizal plants such as sorghum (pictured).Image: Cyndy Sims Parr Written by  Jo Fulwood Esperance soil trials falter on long-term soil fertility influence Research to test results from previous research into boosting root length (mycorrhiza activity) […]

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