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Thursday 7 Mar 19 11:00am

 

Ten years ago, the Government was being told to include biochar – the process of burning wood without air to make a carbon-rich charcoal – in the Emissions Trading Scheme.

Gaia-theory originator Professor James Lovelock had said biochar was possibly the only technology that could bring atmospheric carbon dioxide under control.


In March 2009, Australian of the Year scientist Professor Tim Flannery said biochar was a gilt-edged carbon sequestration strategy and there was no reason why New Zealand couldn’t include it in its carbon accounting. | Read the story here
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