bio-char.jpg A Georgia University researcher is perfecting “biochar,” a charcoal made from things we normally throw away. The raw material can be any forest, agricultural or animal waste, even chicken manure. The waste is fed into a metal barrel where it is cooked under intense heat. In a few hours, organic trash is transformed into charcoal-like pellets farmers can turn into fertilizer.

“Gases given off during the process can be harnessed, to fuel vehicles or power electric generators. . .  And, biochar cleans the air by preventing rotting biomass from releasing harmful CO2 into the atmosphere.”

Read the article at CNN, or watch the video below…

Thanks to Beth Gern for submitting the link! 

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