Environmental Impact Assessment of the Application of Pyrogenic Carbon in Soil

Jorge Laine
2013 Journal of Environmental Protection  
World increasing population and use of energy for transportation and electricity are demanding more extensive and more efficient use of land for agriculture; aiming to both food and biofuel supplies. This communication assesses the possible improvements in soil fertility, capture of greenhouse gas, and rainfall, as a result of the large scale terrestrial application of pyrogenic carbon aiming for desert greening. Fossil hydrocarbon coke is taken into account for this proposal because of the
more » ... because of the exhaustion of light petroleum proven reserves that is leading to a scenario of abundant coke production from the processing of non-conventional reserves.
doi:10.4236/jep.2013.410137 fatcat:tdywk4iqhzfshdk7ks7rr7rqxu