13. References and links


Hidetoshi Asai, Benjamin K. Samson, Haefele M. Stephan, Khamdok Songyikhangs, Koki Homma, Yoshiyuki Kiyono, Yoshio Inoue, Tatsuhiko Shiraiwa, Takeshi Horie. Biochar amendment techniques for upland rice production in Northern Laos. 1. Soil physical properties, leaf SPAD and grain yield. Field Crops Research 111 (2009) 81–84.

Carson, T. Community Based Natural Resource Management.

K. Y. Chan, L. Van Zwieten, I. Meszaros, A, Downie. C, and S. Joseph
Australian Journal of Soil Research, 2007, 45, 629–634. Agronomic values of greenwaste biochar as a soil amendment

Conservation Agriculture Carbon Offset Consultation – West Lafayette, Indiana, USA, 28-30 October 2008. SOIL CARBON SEQUESTRATION IN CONSERVATION AGRICULTURE: A Framework for Valuing Soil Carbon as a Critical Ecosystem Service

S. Dasappa1, P. J. Paul, H. S. Mukunda, N. K. S. Rajan, G. Sridhar
and H. V. Sridhar. Biomass gasification technology – a route to meet energy needs. CURRENT SCIENCE, VOL. 87, NO. 7, 10 OCTOBER 2004

Friends of the Earth. Briefing: Pyrolysis. Gasification and Plasma. September 2009.

Horne, B., Power Plants A guide to Energy from Biomass.
New Futures 16, January 2006, The Centre for Alternative Technology.

Niggli, U., Fließbach, A., Hepperly, P. and Scialabba, N. 2009. Low Greenhouse Gas Agriculture: Mitigation and Adaptation Potential of Sustainable Farming Systems. FAO, April 2009, Rev. 2 – 2009.

Diana Noguera, Marco Rondón, Kam-Rigne Laossi, Valerio Hoyos, Patrick Lavelle, Maria Helena Cruz de Carvalho e, Sébastien Barot
Contrasted effect of biochar and earthworms on rice growth and resource allocation in different soils.
Soil Biology & Biochemistry xxx (2010) 1e11 (in proof)

Mark Poffenberger. Cambodia’s forests and climate change: Mitigating drivers of deforestation. Natural Resources Forum 33 (2009) 285–296

Kahar Priyadi, Abdul Hadi, Tiusbul H. Siagian, Chatimatun Nisa, Aulia Azizah, Nilly Raihani, and Kazuyuki Inubushi. Effect of Soil type, Applications of Chicken Manure and Effective Microorganisms on Corn Yield and Microbial Properties of Acidic Wetland Soils in Indonesia.
Soil Sci. Plant Nutr., 51 (5), 689-691. 2005

N. H. Ravindranath*, H. I. Somashekar, S. Dasappa and C. N. Jayasheela Reddy. Sustainable biomass power for rural India: Case study of biomass gasifier for village electrification. CURRENT SCIENCE, VOL. 87, NO. 7, 10 OCTOBER 2004

Rondon, M.A., Lehmann, J., Ramirez, J. and Hurtado M. (2007) Biological nitrogen fixation by common beans (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) increases with bio-char additions. Biol Fertil Soils (2007) 43:699-708.

Networks and groups:

www.biochar.org.uk (UK Biochar Research Centre) publications

International Biochar Initiative (IBI) (http://www.biochar-international.org)

Other biochar initiatives in the region:


Society of Biochar Initiatives: India

Agricultural and biochar projects in the Philippines

Application of rice husk biochar in Thailand and Indonesia on soybeans

More links to follow!


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