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CEES studying biochar in the Amazon

September 5, 2014

biochar smCEES faculty members Miles Silman and Abdou Lachgar, and CEES fellow and MA in Sustainability graduate student Andrew Wilcox and are on a mission to change tropical agriculture in the Amazon.  By creating biochar, a type of fertilizer and soil conditioner made from charred agricultural waste and native Amazonian bamboo, it is possible to reinvigorate the soils, increase agricultural yields, all while reducing the effects of climate change.

 

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