A new report has been prepared for the New Zealand Ministry of Primary Industries and the New Zealand Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Research Centre. This report is a detailed review of the evidence for the potential role of biochar to reduce net GHG emissions from New Zealand agriculture.

Key topics included in the review are:

  • Feedstock guidelines
  • Influence of manufacture and distribution on biochar GHG emissions budgets
  • Biochar characteristics, certification, and use
  • A life cycle assessment of biochar case studies appropriate to New Zealand
  • Economic feasibility of biochar case study examples
  • Methodologies for accounting for biochar carbon in National GHG inventories

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