Carbon Sequestration on Land – Build – Materials – Straw

Carbon Sequestration on land – build – materials – straw

Carbon sequestration on land is generally achieved by growing plants which, through photosynthesis lock atmospheric Carbon into their biomass. One such biomass that is very fast growing and in great abundance is straw – straw is left behind when cereals and grains are harvested and can either be plowed back into the ground, or more often is baled for use as animal bedding and fodder.

We can use straw not only for Carbon sequestration directly as it grows, but also to further reduce Carbon emissions by using it as insulation in our buildings which both keeps the Carbon safely locked away as well as reducing climate control usage in homes and other buildings. Straw has been used for centuries as an insulator and modern methods for its usage mean it’s becoming ever more popular too.