Climate Changers

High Plains Biochar with Rowdy Yeatts

Episode Summary

High Plains Biochar in Laramie Wyoming provides "real carbon negative technology for the real world." In this interview, founder Rowdy Yeatts explains how biochar is a type of charcoal made by exposing biomass such as wood or crop residue to high temperatures in the absence of oxygen. This effectively burns off everything except the carbon leaving behind a highly porous material high in carbon content, essentially creating a blank carbon sponge that can be used to improve agricultural yields, clean polluted water, reduce methane emissions from livestock, and permanently trap atmospheric carbon underground.

Episode Notes

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