9/4/2009

The Maldives government launched with British company Carbon Gold a pilot program to recycle coconut shells into fertilizer. The coconut shells and other biowastes are cooked into a charcoal called biochar, which the company says can remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and can be mixed with soil in place of inorganic fertilizers. A critic of biochar said there is no "guarantee that most of the buried carbon will stay in the soil."

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