American Chemical Society, scientists report that biochar has an unprecedented ability to improve the fertility of soil

- one that surpasses compost, animal manure, and other well-known soil conditioners. Mingxin Guo, Ph.D., and his colleagues explained that “Charcoal fertilization can permanently increase soil organic matter content and improve soil quality, persisting in soil for hundreds to thousands of years. In their report to the American Chemical Society, Dr. Guo and collegues from Delaware State University, reported that “the results demonstrate that charcoal amendment is a revolutionary approach for long-term soil quality improvement.”