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The Potential Role of Biochar to Reduce Emission of Greenhouse Gases

Greenhouse gases (GHG) concentrations have increased every year, especially in relation to human activities. The impacts of increasing GHG are rising sea levels, climate change, melting glaciers, widespread disease, adverse impacts on agriculture, ecosystem damage, etc. One step in overcoming global problems is to control the sources of the cause of global warming. The simple steps to be applied are by curbing the pace of climate change, reducing human activities that cause increased GHG, and reducing the use of fossil fuels, coal. The simplest way is to switch to fuels with energy sources with low emissions.
 Biochar is a carbon-rich product obtained during biomass heated in a closed container with limited air for the same purpose applied to soil raising the soil productivity, carbon storage, or remediation. Biochar potentially has the greatest impact on increasing productivity and soil organic carbon concentration. Biochar can provide carbon into soil for hundreds of years. The energy generated from biochar production can replace the positive carbon energy from fossil fuels. The added effect of adding biochar to the soil will reduce GHG emissions and increase carbon storage in the soil

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Muhammad Darmawan

Enviromental Analyst, experienced in RKL RPL Report, Waste Management Projects, and Enviromental Issues