Sweden aims to become climate-neutral by 2045 and has had a special commission draw up a strategy for this. The comprehensive report was presented yesterday. On 850 pages, it describes “paths to a climate-friendly future”.
It is not without reason that the Scandinavian countries are regarded as pioneers in the field of climate protection: in 200 points in the report alone, reference is made to biochar and its potential for carbon storage (CCS). This is still only a recommendation to the Swedish government to also promote the recycling of residual biomass into biochar in the future and to create incentives for farmers to use biochar to naturally improve their soils, build up humus and store carbon.
However, the country is already far ahead of its European neighbors with this recommendation: German authorities are still pondering whether they should even allow the groundbreaking new product of biochar on the field – here, the EU has already created facts, at least for organic farming, and officially allowed the application of biochar as a soil improver/fertilizer.