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Water Cost Savings From Soil Biochar Amendment: A Spatial Analysis
The authors' combined statistical and economic models on specific aspects and properties of biochar will be useful for future field experiment proposals, farmers purchasing biochar, and decision-makers working to incentivize agricultural advances. In GCB-Bioenergy, October 8, 2020, https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/gcbb.12765
Kenneth B. Medlock III, Ghasideh Pourhashem, Caroline A. Masiello, Jennifer Kroeger October 8, 2020
A coal power plant.
Policy Support for Biochar: Review and Recommendations
The authors examine the role that government policy can play in accelerating production and use of biochar at commercial scale, such as providing commercial financial incentives, nonfinancial policy support and research and development funding. The article also includes broad recommendations for the development of policy that maximizes the net benefits of biochar adoption.
Ghasideh Pourhashem, Shih Yu (Elsie) Hung, Kenneth B. Medlock III, Caroline A. Masiello December 21, 2018
Economic Assessment of Biochar Benefits
Biochar soil amendment is a sustainable land management strategy that has multiple potential long-term environmental and agricultural benefits. However, wide acceptance of this strategy is hampered by several factors, including its economics. This analysis considers the cost of biochar production at different facility scales with a variety of co-products (e.g., energy); the preliminary results of the research show that amending agricultural soils with biochar may reduce public health costs.
Ghasideh Pourhashem September 1, 2016
Using biomass for biofuel
Biofuels increasingly have been viewed as a means to secure the future of rural communities that traditionally depend on cultivation of food crops. Yet using certain types of biomass – in particular, food crops – for fuel also raises a number of environmental and social concerns.
Ghasideh Pourhashem March 21, 2016
Meeting the 2016 RFS
On November 30, the EPA announced the final Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) for 2015 and 2016, which increases the required amount of biofuel and corn-ethanol blended into fossil fuels. Ghasideh Pourhashem, postdoctoral research fellow in the Center for Energy Studies, examines how the energy industry can plan to meet the new RFS.
Ghasideh Pourhashem December 15, 2015
The Unrealized Value of Biofuels
If the right kinds of policies are in place, biofuel-generating facilities will have the opportunity to function profitably in the long run given the variety of co-products they can generate in addition to producing biofuel, writes Ghasideh Pourhashem, postdoctoral research fellow at the Center for Energy Studies, in a new Forbes blog.
Ghasideh Pourhashem May 4, 2015