Waste to Wisdom team member Deborah S. Page-Dumroese was recently invited to present a summary of various chapters for the newly published book Biochar: A Regional Supply Chain Approach in View of Climate Change Mitigation at the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna. Her presentation was a summary of the following chapters…
- Chapter 2: A Supply Chain Approach to Biochar Systems by Nate Anderson, Rick Bergman, and Deborah S. Page-Dumroese;
- Chapter 3: Life Cycle Analysis of Biochar by Richard D. Bergman, Hongmei Gu, Deborah S. Page-Dumroese, and Nathaniel M. Anderson; and
- Chapter 15: Opportunities and Uses of Biochar on Forest Sites in North America by Deborah S. Page-Dumroese, Mark D. Coleman, and Sean C. Thomas.
The book launch was attended by approximately 50 people interested in biochar, climate change, forest harvesting, and building soil carbon. In addition, the kickoff speaker highlighted the importance of soil to mitigate climate change impacts.
Climate change poses a fundamental threat to humanity, and thus solutions for both mitigation and adaptation strategies are becoming increasingly necessary. Biochar can offer a range of environmental services, such as reclamation of degraded land, improvement of soil fertility and carbon sequestration. However, it also raises questions, regarding sustainable feedstock provision, biomass pyrolysis, and soil amendment. These questions, among various others, are addressed in this state-of-the-art compendium. Covering a broad geographical range, with regional assessments from North America, Europe, the Near East, and Southeast Asia, this interdisciplinary volume focuses on the entire biochar supply chain, from the availability and economics of biomass resources, to pyrolysis, and ultimately to the impacts on soil properties. The combination of theory with practical examples makes this a valuable book for researchers, policymakers, and graduate students alike, in fields such as soil science, sustainable development, climate change mitigation, biomass and bioenergy, forestry, and environmental engineering.
The book is currently available in Europe and will be available January 2017 in the USA. Pre-order now.