Record amount of methane added to atmosphere last year
How investing in cleantech bolsters the planet… and portfolios
Much methane comes out of livestock and human-generated agriculture, as well as from landfills Global atmospheric levels of the potent but short-lived greenhouse gas methane increased by a record amount last year, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Thursday, worrying scientists because of the large role methane has in climate change. The preliminary airborne […]
Study shows benefits of biochar application
Climate-focused venture capital in Canada is no longer a rarity, with investors, corporations and governments now competing for startups’ attention. To make good on all those net-zero commitments made at last November’s United Nations summit in Glasgow, we are going to need to dramatically scale up and deploy new technologies that will allow us to […]
Carbon-negative biochar augmented concrete
“I saw biochar in action and it blew me away. When you see white beach sand that is now capable of producing food because it’s a functioning soil, it doesn’t take long to be convinced.” A study done by Saskatchewan Polytech on soil reclamation involving biochar could change the face of soil in Canada. Andrew […]
It’s high time we tackle methane emissions from waste
“1 tonne biochar can trap 2.0-2.6 tonnes of CO2” It is well-established that the concrete industry and use of cement is one of the most emission-intensive industrial processes on Earth. Concrete is the most widely used human-made material on the planet shaping most of the built environment; however, it also has an immense carbon footprint. […]
The world’s biggest carbon-removal plant will take a whole year to negate just 3 seconds’ worth of global emissions.
Governments and international organizations are sounding the alarm on methane emissions from organic waste in landfills. Fortunately, emissions from waste have been identified as having a significant mitigation potential.
Ambitious climate goals call for rapid adoption of Canadian solutions
Direct air capture technologies are showing that carbon dioxide can be drawn out of the atmosphere and sequestered deep underground. But the high cost of such technologies – as well as the practicality of deploying them at massive scale – raises important questions.
Scarce carbon storage threatens net-zero push as emissions keep rising
Canadian cleantech companies are increasingly looking south for opportunities as the Biden administration pushes for new climate-change policies and programs.
Soil, carbon sequestration and the fight against climate change
As more and more governments and companies commit to becoming “net-zero” the demand of carbon capture and storage technologies will increase rapidly. But will we have enough carbon sequestration solutions to meet this demand in time to avoid a major climate crisis?
Is carbon the ‘crop’ of the future?
A University of Sydney professor is using “digital soil mapping” to help measure soil carbon content in the field and encourage farmers to adopt the government’s Carbon Farming Initiative.
There is a growing interest in “carbon farming” among forward-looking agricultural producers in the United States. Ideas range from promoting on-farm practices such as conservation tilling and livestock rotation to establishing USDA-managed “carbon banks” to facilitate the buying and selling of agricultural carbon credits.