The Weekly Roundup: An Energy Panacea and the Beetle Epidemic

This week’s news in biochar features a compelling article, Today’s Energy Panacea: Biochar! by the energycollective on how biochar is the answer to reversing global warming.

In other news, the Post Independent’s story,  Reclamation Takes Root at Mine Site Near Aspen, details the experiment taking place at a mine site near Aspen to turn the tree-killing beetle epidemic,  into a positive by converting the dead trees into biochar.  A great project!

Hope everyone has a great 4th of July weekend!



Soil Carbon Dream

I have a dream that one day we live in a nation where progress will not be judged by the production yields of our fields, but by the color of their soils and by the Carbon content of their character.

I have a dream today.

I have a dream that one day, a suite of earth sensing satellites will level the playing field, giving every farmer a full account of carbon he sequesters. That Soil Carbon is given as the final arbiter, the common currency, accountant and Judge of Stewardship on our lands.

I have a dream today.

I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made forest, the rough soils will be made fertile, and the crooked Carbon Marketeers will be made straight, and the glory of Soil Sequestration shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see a Mutually assured Sustainability.

This is our hope.

My apologies to Dr. King, but I think he would understand my passion Please join me in this quest to build a bridge to a Post-Combustion Age. Since we have filled the air, filling the seas to full, Soil is the Only Beneficial place left. Carbon to the Soil, the only ubiquitous and economic place to put it.

Thanks for your efforts.
Erich J. Knight