A new biochar is being developed to help feed a growing number of people in China’s far east and the Philippines.
The technology could one day be used to feed people in more countries.
The biochar, created using a process called microaerobic digestion, is made from plant-based ingredients such as bamboo and coconut.
A team of researchers at the National University of Singapore (NUS) has spent about three years working on the biochar.
They say it is safe to eat, can be produced in a large-scale, and is easy to store in soil and a compost bin.
The team says they hope the biochars will be able to make rice, rice noodles, or other crops more sustainable.
Here’s how to make your own biochar in a lab.
Biochar is made using a procedure called microfiltration.
It is a process of breaking up a substance into smaller particles that can be fed into a container.
The particles are then mixed with a solution of water and salt, and then a chemical called lye is added.
These small particles are fed into an open container to be extracted from the mixture.
The process produces small particles of plant material called biochar that can then be used in cooking, baking, and other recipes.
The NUS team has created a prototype biochar using bamboo as the base material.
The researchers say they have used biochar to make about 50 milliliters of biochar and have tested it on rice and other grains.
They hope to make the bio-char commercially available to feed millions of people, but it is still early days.
The paper describing the research, published in the journal Nature Biotechnology, is called “Theoretical biochar for rice.”
The biochar, they say, can provide significant amounts of protein to feed the population.
They also say the process is environmentally friendly, because the biochanin is removed from the material as it is consumed.
“The material is released into the soil without harming plants and animals,” the team says.
Biochars can be used for food production, too, but they have to be produced from the plant material first, and there are currently no commercial alternatives for that purpose.
The research is part of a broader effort to develop new biofuels.
Biofuel production and biochar have long been linked, but this latest work shows how a different process can be combined to create a sustainable, biofuel-based product.