Join the dots

Can you join the dots?

I believe there are now 3 key areas of research for safe, affordable, extremely useful and permanent Carbon removal:

  1. Biochar research
  2. Phytolith/plant stone/plant opal/ PhytOC research
  3. Coal inertinite research

Learning Issues:

Can random reflectance (Ro) of biochar be used as an indicator of C stability/permanence of organic C removal for long-term C sequestration, using the 'inertinite' benchmark, for Mean Residence Time (MRT)/half life predictions?

What is the relationship between Phytoliths and random reflectance (Ro) in biochar?


Here's a research algorithm to get the party started:

-plant Si content eg.rice husk, bamboo, switchgrass->plant phytoliths->plant biochar->random reflectance of biochar >2%->Inertinite for 100 million years+


All we have to do is phase out and switch off fossil or C removal seems to be a waste of time - apart from all the materials that can be made with biochar, so, why not do it anyway as eventually the Gov will follow? Many more friends will be made for future green business investment with a C removal agenda than selling C drugs of dependency for climate heating acceleration. THE most conservative position is the fabled 'Precautionary Principle' with loads of science to back up the position. Indeed, the number of publications on biochar research is increasing exponentially year after year.

Assessing biochar’s permanence: An inertinite benchmark
Assessing biochar’s permanence: An inert
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Modelling biochar long-term carbon storage in soil with harmonized analysis of decomposition data
Modelling biochar long-term carbon stora
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Carbon bio-sequestration within the phytoliths of economic bamboo species
!Carbon bio-sequestration within the phy
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Insights on the Molecular Mechanism for the Recalcitrance of Biochars: Interactive Effects of Carbon and Silicon Components
!!Insights on the Molecular Mechanism fo
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Carbon stability and morphotype composition of biochars from feedstocks in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam
!!Carbon stability and morphotype compos
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Random reflectance Ro >2%? Shiny! May need some eye training...
Random reflectance Ro >2%? Shiny! May need some eye training...
Courtesy of Dr Abhilasha Tripathi
Courtesy of Dr Abhilasha Tripathi

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