Definition of biochar in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbʌɪəʊtʃɑː/


[mass noun]
Charcoal produced from plant matter and stored in the soil as a means of removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
Example sentences
  • From there, you can try to develop carbon abatement schemes (like planting trees and using biochar).
  • But turn the trash into biochar and experts say harmful carbon dioxides are sealed in, not released into the atmosphere.
  • Here at the University of Georgia, they're working on a much bigger scale, producing up to 1,000 pounds of biochar in a single batch.


1990s: blend of biomass and charcoal.

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