Biochar Battling the Largest Environmental Health Threat
Clean burning cookstoves that are configured to produce biochar are quickly becoming a prized asset for rural communities. Not only is biochar an incredibly valuable soil amendment, but it is being used to battle the largest environmental health threat today: fumes of open-fire cookstoves, which kill 3.5 million people per year. These biochar cookstoves both clear the air and enrich the soil. Some companies, like SeaChar, even offer households an option to earn extra cash by selling the biochar produced by their cookstoves. These immediate and upfront benefits are only further underscored by biochar’s long-term potential to sequester carbon.