Dicovering the Other Black Gold

One of the great hopes of carbon storage is biochar, because it could be used to generate electricity and fertilise soil. ABC’s Bush Telegraph looked at the substance they’re calling “the other black gold”.

Deakins keynote speaker Johannes Lehmann has long been an advocate of Biochar. Lehmann told Beyond Zero Emissions “There are extremely exciting opportunities to produce such [a] charcoal-like substance, we call this substance these days actually biochar because it is produced for the purpose of soil amendment, not primarily to put on your BBQ.”

The challenge for biochar, wind power and other alternative energy science is how it can keep pace with out growing need for more electricity.