- Daniel Seiser
- Draper, UT
- United States
Can't we use Agrichar to fix some larger world concerns? Am I alone on this?
For those who haven't heard of it before, Biochar is the technology that can turn otherwise compostable organic leftovers back into sequestered carbon and when put back in the soil holds moisture and nutrients indefinitely. Composting is actually very inefficient in comparison.
The technology can be started on electrical power, it then releases enough energy on it's own to sustain the burn smokelessly in the absence of oxygen. That's how it sequesters the carbon as opposed to making the carbon dioxide that we don't want in the air. It does create a lot of heat, but that can also be an application.
Agrichar is then the practice of growing a crop with the intention of producing biochar for whatever agricultural use. I like the idea of using the same ground to enrich itself permanently. If it didn't grow anything well before it will go on to produce maximum yields of anything and it takes a lot less fertilizer and a lot less water from irrigation or rainfall.
I just think that someone should make a small sturdy model commercially. Making it relatively small would be best for the common man who would like to demonstrate superior gardening or home heating because something small is more portable, safer, user friendly, and it can be truly experienced and popularized by the consumer.
I'm confident this technology will change the world. The application itself provides the intuitive education on how to live sustainably. Once people learn how to really live off the land they will have a basic ability to take relatively little and sustain their own nutritional needs in places that previously had poor soil. This is a much bigger deal for countries other than the USA. It could mean no more slash and burn. It can reverse the trend from using up plant life to putting it back again, preserving our wildlife.
I haven't heard of anyone doing this yet, but if they were I would work for them in any capacity.
"...And the desert shall rejoice and blossom as the rose." -Isaiah 35:1