Nover Terra Preta is a modern take on the same principles and shall replicate the positive effects of this ancient terra preta by mimicking the same/similar mixture.
What is Terra Preta?
Terra Preta owes its characteristic black color to its weathered charcoal (biochar) content, and was made by adding a mixture of charcoal, bone, broken pottery, compost and manure to the low fertility Amazonian soil.
Such a mixture provides multiple soil improvements, the perhaps most important and unique part is the carbon. Carbon in the form of biochar is capable of decreasing soil acidity and if soaked in nutrient rich liquid can slowly release nutrients and provide habitat for microbes.
Nova Terra Preta
Nover Terra Preta (NTP) is a modern take on the same principles and shall replicate the positive effects of this ancient terra preta by mimicking the same/similar mixture.
SO WHAT IS NEW?
The application of NTP will be an important avenue of future carbon sequestration while reversing the current worldwide decline in soil fertility and associated desertification.
The use of NTP is a recognized method for long-term carbon sequestration and the use of NTP is in general eligible for the creation of tradeable CO2 certificates.
Biochar as a core element of NTP, Carbon Solutions International, we provide biochar produced from FSC certified sources, e.g., bamboo forests.