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- Borchard, Nils; Spokas, Kurt; Prost, Katharina; Siemens, Jan
- Journal of environmental quality 2014 v.43 no.3 pp. 971-979
- animal manures; aromatic hydrocarbons; biochar; carbon dioxide; carbon sequestration; composting; emissions; gasification; greenhouse gases; hardwood; methane; nitrous oxide; organic matter; oxidation; soil; soil amendments; soil productivity; soil treatment; straw; volatile organic compounds
- ... Biochar application to soil has the potential to increase soil productivity while reducing anthropogenic greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to the atmosphere. However, techniques for conditioning this material for maximizing its effects as a soil amendment require elucidation. We examined changes of organic matter associated with two biochars after 175 d of composting and the resulting effects on GHG ...