Think of terra preta as the first biochar. The combination of carbon and organic matter created in the Amazon Basin thousands of years ago still nourishes these soils today. Overall, soils in the Amazon Basin lacking terra preta also lack fertility. Also known as black earth or Amazonian dark earth, terra preta contains high amounts […]
Blog articles from the The Science of Biochar category:
Biochar Research & Applications
The “Science of Biochar” section allows gardeners, students, environmentalists, and anyone else interested in the science of biochar to easily find the information they need. Whether you’re improving your personal garden or tackling the task of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, Wakefield wants to make learning about biochar easy!
Soil remediation is the process of making contaminants non-bioavailable or removing contaminants such as pesticides, hydrocarbons, and heavy metals from soil. At Wakefield, we achieve soil remediation with our carbon-based biochars.
Carbon Sequestration with Biochar
The term “biochar” has only been around in scientific papers since the 1990s, but the benefits of using biochar have been known and used by native peoples living along the Amazon rive for centuries.
Using Biochar To Remove E Coli From Stormwater
Biochar is a great tool for absorbing toxins, heavy metals, and bacteria. This is especially important when looking to filter stormwater, which, especially in urban environments, tends to carry these harmful substances from land to water sources or back to soil.