Biomass to Biochar: Maximizing the Carbon Value - Executive Summary

James Amonette, James Archuleta, Mark Fuchs, Karen Hills, Georgine Yorgey, Gloria Flora, Josiah Hunt, Han-Sup Han, B. Jobson, Tom Miles, Deborah Page-Dumroese, Sean Thompson, Kristin Trippe, Kelpie Wilson, Raymond Baltar, Ken Carloni, Christos Christoforou, Douglas Collins, James Dooley, David DrinkardManuel Garcia-Perez, Geoffrey Glass, Kai Hoffman-Krull, Marcus Kauffman, Daniel Laird, Wayne Lei, John Miedema, John O'Donnell, Adrian Kiser, Brennan Pecha, Carlos Rodriguez-Franco, Grant Scheve, Carson Sprenger, Bruce Springsteen, Edward Wheeler

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Converting biomass to biochar presents exciting opportunities to mitigate climate change, improve forest and soil health, decrease wildfire risk, bolster ecosystem services, and revitalize rural economies. Our expert panel examined how biomass is harvested, converted to biochar and applied and where operational changes and funding could significantly magnify biochar's contributions. To advance knowledge and efficacies, we found that a rigorous combination of coordinated long-term research, market research and development and enhancement of business support infrastructure that leads to collaborative policy development is essential. We also identified how barriers to five specific biochar technology sectors could be overcome and provide guidelines for effective funding.
Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationBiomass to Biochar: Maximizing the Carbon Value
StatePublished - 2022

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CH-2800-79086


  • agriculture
  • biochar
  • carbon sequestration
  • pyrolysis


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