Research Summary: Biochar Can Improve the Sustainability of Stover Removal for Bioenergy

By returning biochar created by fast pyrolysis to the soil, more stover residue can be harvested for bioenergy without degrading soil quality or hurting crop yields in the long run.

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Biochar being incorporated by tillage.

Photo: David Laird, Iowa State University.

David Laird, professor of agronomy at Iowa¬†University, hypothesized …