Soil Organic Carbon Enrichment and Carbon Sequestration from Residual Biomass through Pyrolysis and Bio-Char Application to Soils: Preliminary Assessment in the Ravenna Province Countryside

L. Benini & C. Torri
Ravenna province is characterized by a large amount of available agricultural residues (4.10 ·105 tons usually not managed or mulched) that could be used for energy production in order to reduce GHGs emission of the area. Nevertheless, when the biomass is removed from the system, soil organic carbon depletion could play an important role in GHGs emission and, in some case, can impair the benefits from energetic use of agricultural residue. For this reason three...