Grant Funds Study on Using Soil Amendments for Carbon Sequestration

A multi-partner consortium led by the University of California, Davis, and the UC Working Lands Innovation Center has received a $4.7 million grant from the state of California’s Strategic Growth Council to research scalable methods of using soil amendments to sequester greenhouse gases in soil. The study will involve monitoring of 29 control and treatment sites across California over the course of three years. Soil treatments tested for effective capture of carbon dioxide in soil will include rock, compost, and biochar.