Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Wins with Biochar

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Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Wins with Biochar

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Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Wins with #Biochar http://3bl.me/5zx649 by @ameliatimbers via @triplepundit #renewables @brewbetterworld
Monday, March 4, 2013 - 1:15pm

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By Amelia Timbers

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters is funding a fantastic biochar processing project through the NGOs Radio Lifeline and Black Earth Project in Rwanda. One of the lesser known and most underestimated renewable energy options, biochar is a process that breaks down biomass into a fertilizing substance that sequesters carbon, and that is the stuff that makes the Amazon’s soil so productive.

The project is impressive in the many social objectives it accomplishes; it will help Rwandan coffee farmers to reduce their climate impact while increasing agricultural resilience to climate change, it will reduce waste and improve coffee sustainability, and will provide jobs at the social enterprise in Africa that makes the biochar kilns.

Click here to continue reading about the benefits of biochar on Triple Pundit.

*This article originally appeared on Triple Pundit

Keywords: Environment | Alternative Energy | Biochar | Black Earth Project in Rwanda | Coffee | Green Mountain Coffee Roasters | NGOs | climate change | environment | renewable energy | social enterprise

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