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Biochar is created through a process of pyrolysis of biomass and differs from charcoal only in the sense that its primary use is not for fuel but carbon sequestration. Pyrolysis is the direct thermal decomposition of biomass in the absence of oxygen (anaerobically) to obtain an array of solid (Biochar), liquid (bio-oil) and gas products.
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Unformatted text preview: Biochar is the gift that keeps on giving in that charcoal is a stable solid rich in carbon content, and thus can be used to lock carbon in the soil. Biochar breaks into the carbon dioxide cycle, by drawing carbon from the atmosphere (through the leaves of the plant) and releasing the oxygen back out through the plant....
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This note was uploaded on 01/18/2011 for the course UWP 104A taught by Professor Dragona during the Spring '10 term at UC Davis.

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