Black Carbon - Definition, glossary, details

Black carbon is a form of air pollution produced from incomplete combustion of fossil fuels, burning of biomass and cooking with solid fuels. It is estimated that black carbon has a warming effect greater than the prevailing estimates. China and India alone account for nearly 25-35% of the global black carbon emitted into the atmosphere due to burning of wood and cow dung for domestic cooking purposes and use of coal to heat homes. Countries that rely heavily on diesel for transportation also contribute large amounts.

Other Terms

Biochar Biological Sequestration Biomass Cofiring
Bioremediation Briquetting Baling
Basel Convention Baseline Emissions Biomass
Biodiversity Biofuel Base Year
Bundled offsets

Power Plant CCS - Glossary

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