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Bach, M.; Wilske, B. &amp; Breuer, L. (2016): <b>Current economic obstacles to biochar use in agriculture and climate change mitigation</b>. <i>Carbon Management</i> <b>Online</b>, 1-8<br>DOI: <a href="" target="_blank"></a>.

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Title: Current economic obstacles to biochar use in agriculture and climate change mitigation
F2Fdw ID: 52
Publication Date: 2016-08-10
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Individual: Bach, Martin
Individual: Wilske, Burkhard
Individual: Breuer, Lutz
Biochar may become a key instrument at the nexus of managed carbon flows, including value added potential in soil amelioration, climate protection, energy supply and organic waste management. This article reflects the potential use of biochar in agriculture from the perspective of the farming economy. Biochar soil amendment in crop production is regarded as a winwin situation, both for assumed increases in cropping yields and carbon sequestration in soil organic matter. However, an extensive review on biochar effect on crop yield has not yet been able to provide compelling arguments to foster more widespread biochar use in cropping systems. Furthermore, the half-lives of biochars are frequently shorter than commonly suggested, and other financial incentives, such as including biochar in carbon credit systems, are not in place to compensate for the extra cost of applying biochar. As a result, we conclude with a somewhat skeptical view for a widespread use of biochar in agriculture in the near future.
| biochar | crop yield | stability | abatement costs | rentability |
Literature type specific fields:
Journal: Carbon Management
Volume: Online
Page Range: 1-8
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 1758-3004
Metadata Provider:
Individual: Yuan, Naiming
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