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Video: Biochar Lecture, “Black Powder in Red Soil…in Western Kenya” by Andrew Crane-Droesch

April 12, 2013, University of California, Berkeley

Andrew Crane-Droesch (PhD candidate, Energy and Resources Group) discussed his research on agricultural biochar adoption in Kenya titled “Black Powder in Red Soil: Benefits, social learning about benefits, and technology adoption in Western Kenya”.

Though preliminary, positive field results are promising, and beyond yield gains for small farmers in certain situations, biochar holds promise as a potential carbon sequestration option to reduce atmospheric carbon dioxide.

See webpage with link to Andrew Crane-Droesch’s working paper