Dynamotive Energy Systems Corporation, an energy solutions provider and leader in second generation biomass-to-biofuel technology, recently announced its Biochar test results with BlueLeaf Inc., a Canadian private social purpose enterprise active in applied research concerning the environment. This year-long process tested the application of Dynamotiveâ€™s CQuestâ„¢ Biochar into commercial farming test plots.
After 12 months of testing, results indicated that crop yields increased from 6 percent to 17 percent in soils where biochar was applied compared to control plots. In addition, the tests showed an increase in root length (+68%), lower plant leaf temperatures (-22%) and lower soil nutrient depletion rate during growing season. The full study is available at Dynamotiveâ€™s website at www.dynamotive.com.
Tom Bouchard, the chief operating officer of Dynamotive stated, â€œWe are grateful to the team at BlueLeaf for providing the technical and practical expertise needed to complete this study. Itâ€™s a valuable step towards building a comprehensive understanding of how biochar, and specifically CQuest, can make a positive difference to not only agriculture but the environment as well.â€