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Posted Tue Sep 30 2008: from New Zealand Herald:
NZ firm to microwave forest waste into charcoal
A New Zealand company which says it has patented world-first industrial technology to microwave forest waste is planning to offer charcoal to farmers and horticulturists who want to boost the quality of their soils. The technology can capture significant amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and hold it for 10,000 years by putting the charcoal into topsoils, and at the same time improve plant growth. The company, Carbonscape, has begun initial batch scale production of the "biochar" at its Marlborough plant.
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