Reducing Emissions From Slurry Using Biochar Made From Rushes

Dec 26, 2023

The production of biochar from rushes presents “readily available” opportunities to remove carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere, a life cycle assessment (LCA) has shown.

Biochar production from agricultural biomass such as rushes can yield monetary benefits for farmers and has the potential to reduce emissions from slurry management.

Agriland previously reported on the Biomass to Biochar for Farm Bioeconomy EIP-Agri project under the lead of Bernard Carey, for which an LCA study has now been published.

An LCA quantifies the environmental impacts of a product or process throughout its entire life cycle, from raw material acquisition to final disposal.

The study was undertaken to consider the global warming potential (GWP) of several Irish agricultural scenarios for managing unutilised rushes and biochar production.

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