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The 'black gold' that could help fight climate change for centuries to come

A high-grade version of BBQ charcoal is being tested as a way of removing greenhouse gas from the atmosphere for centuries to come. The charred wood, called biochar, has been spread over farmland in one of the first large-scale trials of its kind, in the hope carbon captured by trees from the air during their lifetime can be buried in the soil. Trial lead Tom Bott, from the University of Nottingham, told Sky News the technique could help the country reach net zero.

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